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Deployment of the new EPR system for building waste (PMCB) on January 1, 2023

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As the start-up date of the new EPR system for building waste (PMCB) approaches, the Government and the four approved eco-organizations (ECOMAISON, ECOMINERO, VALDELIA and VALOBAT) are keen to raise awareness among all players in the building sector, whether they be marketers, holders of waste from construction sites, building waste managers or local authorities, of the gradual deployment of this new system.

Following approval of the eco-organizations and publication of the precise list of products covered by the ecocontribution, the sector will be rolled out operationally from January 1, 2023.

For producers of building products and materials in the construction sector,

By January 1, 2023, all producers of building products and materials in the construction sector must be in a position to assume their responsibility for building products and materials by joining an approved ecoorganization. The companies concerned must also be prepared to integrate their ecoorganization's eco-contributions into their information systems. To facilitate implementation, the eco-organizations have also decided to apply eco-contributions to products invoiced from May 1.

At the same time, the eco-organizations are responsible for assisting the companies concerned with their membership procedures and for obtaining their unique identifier, proof of their regulatory compliance.

For holders of construction site waste and waste management operators.

As of January 1, 2023, waste management will be rolled out. It will be carried out in consultation with stakeholders, in particular with regard to the following procedures:

  • Waste sorting instructions,
  • Common standards for separate and joint waste collection,
  • Traceability requirements common to the entire industry,
  • Common geolocation of recovery points
  • Communication and training.

From now on, the eco-organizations will be signing contracts with trade waste collection centers on the one hand, and distribution outlets on the other, in order to provide a territorial network of free take-back points for building waste. Within this framework, the eco-organizations aim to sign contracts with 500 collection points for this waste by the end of March 2023, based on distribution and professional waste collection centers. Finally, by the end of 2023, the aim is to roll out 2,000 voluntary drop-off points at retail outlets and almost 500 trade waste collection centers. This system will provide local solutions tailored to the needs of construction companies and craftsmen, ensuring that construction waste is properly managed.

For local authorities

Local authorities will soon be offered a single standard contract for their waste collection centers, harmonized by the 4 eco-organizations. It will be drawn up in consultation with associations representing local authorities in early January.

In line with the ambitions of the AGEC law, the government and the industry's four eco-bodies are mobilized to deploy circular economy loops, to develop the reuse and recycling of building waste, and to combat illegal dumping.

The government will review the situation again with the eco-organizations to ensure proper deployment.