Fee Categories – Zero Waste Cities Certification

Candidate fee

The Candidate fee is paid once the municipality’s commitment has been officialised, the first year only. It includes extended mentor support. Prices are exclusive of VAT.

Population sizeLess than 5K5 -20k20 -100k 100-300k300-600k600 -900k+900k
Category 13,571 €4,464 €5,357 €7,143 €8,571 €11,143 €12, 857 €
Category 22,857 €3,571 €4,286 €6,286 €8,000 €9,571 €11,286 €
Category 32,143 €2,679 €3,643 €5,571 €6,714 €7,857 € 9,857 €
Category 41,643 €1,929 €3,000 €4,143 €5,429 €6,714 €7,857 €

Yearly fee

The yearly fee is an annual fee which includes mentor support in order to guarantee effective yearly improvements during the municipality’s zero waste journey. Prices are exclusive of VAT.

Population sizeLess than 5K5 -20k20 -100k 100-300k300-600k600 -900k+900k
Category 12,500 €3,125 €3,750 €5,000 €6,000€7,800 €9,000 €
Category 22,000 €2,500 €3,000 €4,400 €5,600 €6,700 €7,900 €
Category 31,500 €1,875 €2,550 €3,900 €4,700 €5,500 €6,900 €
Category 41,150 €1,350 €2,100 €2,900 €3,800 €4,700 €5,500 €

Audit fee

The Audit fee is a one-off payment, every time the municipality undergoes an audit process (to be paid every 3-5 years when (re)audited). The following fees are to be considered indicative, the actual amount will be defined depending on the number of hours needed for the audit process. Prices are exclusive of VAT.

Population sizeLess than 5K5 -20k20 -100k 100-300k300-600k600 -900k+900k
Category 11,440 €1,920 €2,400 €3,120 €4,480 €5,400 €7,040 € 
Category 21,260 €1,680 €2,100 €2,730 €3,920 €4,725 €6,160 €
Category 31,080 €1,440 €1,800 €2,340 €3,360 €4,050 €5,280 €
Category 4900 €1,200 €1,500 €1,950 €2,800 €3,375 €4,400 €

Countries

Category 1: Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Luxembourg, Norway, Switzerland.
Category 2: Austria, Belgium, France, Germany, Ireland, Netherlands, Sweden, United Kingdom.
Category 3: Cyprus, Estonia, Greece, Italy, Malta, Portugal, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain.
Category 4: Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Montenegro, North Macedonia, Poland, Romania, Serbia, Turkey, Ukraine.

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