Waste Administration & Disposal

While a put-on-the-market PV panel is classified and to be declared by Producers as a B2C WEEE equipment, PV panels are discarded through different collection channels according to the type of installation.

At PV CYCLE we distinguish between household quantities and waste from professional use. Quantities which can be considered of a household origin and below 20 PV panels are taken back through Dedicated Collection Facilities (DCF) free of charge. Quantities above 20 PV panels arising from professional installations and solar farms are billed at cost and paid individually by the Producer (upon agreement) or by the waste holder directly. Collection will be scheduled after pre-payment.

Disposal Procedure <20 panels

  • Find your nearest Dedicated Collection Facility (DCF) here
  • Schedule an appointment with your preferred DCF
  • Download and complete the Delivery Request Form
  • Deliver your PV panels to the DCF
  • Receive a signed copy of your Delivery Request Form

Disposal procedure >20 panels

  • Email us the Quotation Request Form to receive a quote
  • Attach important information such as number and pictures of your end-of-life PV panels, available packaging (original packaging, pallets or other packaging unit), and number, overall size and weight of each packaging unit
  • After agreement, please proceed to payment
  • Our team will organise a pick-up with you

Please note that only complete pick-up request forms can be treated in due time. PV panels prepared for pick-up need to be appropriately packed for transport on pallets or other packaging units in advance. For more information, contact our central Operations service at operations@pvcycle.org.