EPR Registration Certificate: Fees | Documents | Process

Updated on May 10, 2024 07:14:54 AM

EPR, full form is Extended Producer Responsibility, is a government-led initiative. That requires businesses to take responsibility for managing the waste generated by their products and packaging materials. The process begins with EPR registration, which is a formal stage where businesses obtain authorization to handle the waste produced by their products. This responsibility covers waste generated at both pre-consumer and post-consumer stages, ensuring proper waste management throughout the product life cycle.

As per the guidelines of CPCB waste products classified under four categories and PIBOs i,e. Producers, Importers and Brand Owners are required to get EPR registration for their business. EPR is very crucial for such businesses.

The objective of EPR is to create a sustainable and eco-friendly development model in India. The Authorization process takes up to 30 business days to complete and respective applicants are required to fulfill their EPR commitment annually as per the predefined parameters of the central pollution control board or state pollution control board respectively.

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What is Online CPCB EPR Authorisation

The Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB) is a statutory body under the Ministry of Environment, Forest, and Climate Change in India. It plays a crucial role in formulating and implementing policies and programs for environmental protection. CPCB online EPR registration is a regulatory mechanism that holds producers responsible for managing their products' lifecycle, including their disposal and recycling.

It is a mandatory process for producers, importers, and brand owners who manufacture or introduce products into the Indian market. It requires them to take responsibility for the entire lifecycle of their products, from production to disposal. This ensures that they manage the waste generated from their products in an environmentally sustainable manner.

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Types of online EPR certificate under CPCB

The Central pollution control board has classified EPR into further four categories as per the classification of waste type in compliance with pollution waste management rules.

  1. Plastic Waste
  2. Battery Waste
  3. Tyre Waste
  4. E waste

Any entity that falls into above mentioned criteria are eligible to get EPR registration for plastic except micro and small MSMEs.

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Key documents required for EPR Registration Certificate

Documents required

To get an Extended Producer Responsibility (EPR) registration in India, you'll need to provide the following documents:

  • Verification of Business Address
  • Legal Papers of Manufacturer/Exporter
  • Incorporation Certificate
  • IE Code Verification
  • Directorate of Industries
  • Certificate by Municipal Corporations or Local Authorities
  • Contact and Product details
  • Copy of PAN Card
  • Details and Documents of the Authorized Person
  • Copy of BIS License (Optional)
  • RoHS Compliance Details
  • Recycler Information
  • E-Waste Management Estimate
  • Budget for Extended Producer Responsibility
  • Details of Awareness Initiatives
  • EPR Plan
  • Copy of Agreements

Note: You may require some other documents as well, except for the above-mentioned list, as per your specific product type.

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Fee For EPR Registration

The CPCB online registration fee for EPR is subject to the quantum of waste and kind of waste produced by PIBOs / Manufacturers annually.

For instance: Plastic EPR authorization fees is as:

Waste in TPA Plastic EPR registration fees
✅ Less than 1000 ₹10,000
✅ Between 1000-10000 ₹20,000
✅ More than 10000 ₹50,000

Note : The government fee for EPR registration can vary depending on the quantity of waste generated.

Note: The aformentioned Fees is exclusive of GST.

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Renewal of online EPR Registration

  • Producers/Manufacturers shall submit the application for renewal 60 days Prior to expiry of the registration along with all the documents.
  • Producers must file annual returns by June 30th of the following year for the coming registration period. Application for renewal will not be entertained unless all due annual reports are filed.
  • EPR Registration is granted to Producers and will be renewed for the much extended period by CPCB within 15 working days

Any entity that falls into above mentioned criteria are eligible to get EPR registration for plastic except micro and small MSMEs.

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Procedure for EPR Registration

The registration process can be broken down into the following steps:

Step 1: Assessment and Documentation

Applicants are required to provide complete details for their EPR pollution certificate. Our team of experts will assess all the details and documents for any discrepancies.

Step 2: Filing of EPR Registration form

Once all the documents are verified by our team of experts. An application with CPCB authorities will be filed for online EPR registration.

Step 3: CPCB Assessment of Application

The CPCB will evaluate the online application for EPR registration by the central board. In the event that any concerns or inconsistencies arise, necessary adjustments will be made to address them accordingly.

Step 4: Issuance of EPR authorization

The certificate of authorisation will be granted within 30 days of filling the application. Once the certificate is issued producers are required to implement an EPR action plan to meet their yearly EPR target.

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Benefits of EPR Registration

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  • Efficient Waste Management: EPR registration ensures a streamlined waste management process. Producers are accountable for setting up collection systems, collaborating with recycling facilities, and promoting recycling initiatives. This leads to improved waste segregation, higher recycling rates, and a reduction in the amount of waste ending up in landfills.
  • Cost Reduction: Implementing EPR registration can result in cost savings for businesses. By optimizing waste management practices, companies can minimize waste disposal expenses, explore revenue-generating opportunities through recycling, and improve overall operational efficiency.
  • Positive Brand Image: Consumers today prefer eco-friendly and socially responsible businesses. EPR registration demonstrates a company's commitment to environmental stewardship and sustainable business practices. By obtaining EPR registration, businesses can enhance their public image and build trust among environmentally conscious consumers, leading to increased brand loyalty and market competitiveness.
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Producers Responsibility under EPR Authorisation

The Registered Producers are required to comply with following conditions:

  • The Producers are not allowed to carry any business without having EPR registration through an online centralized portal developed by CPCB.
  • The Producers must not deal with any entity not registered through an online centralized portal developed by CPCB to meet EPR targets.
  • Producers are required to meet their EPR target and shall provide completion certificate from CPCB authorized waste processor units.
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Cancellation of EPR License

The EPR certification for plastic can be canceled by their respective authorities on the basis of the following:-

  • In the case of false information & document given to authorities and the application fee will be fortified.
  • If Importers are found in violation of plastic waste management (PWMs) rules 2016
  • PIBOs /importer shall not deal with any unauthorized or unregistered entities
  • The PIBO must fulfill the year-wise and category-wise EPR Target as specified in the registration certificate for the year in which EPR registration is granted
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Key Takeaways

  • Renewal can be filled 60 days prior to the due date.
  • The Registration process could take up-to 30 days to complete.
  • Producers are required to fulfill their EPR targets on time to avoid penalties/ cancellation.
  • Cancellation of EPR authorization is subject to CPCB, if any discrepancy is found then the license can be canceled any time.
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Conclusion

EPR registration is a crucial step towards sustainable waste management and environmental stewardship. It offers numerous benefits, including efficient waste management, cost reduction, a positive public image, and legal protection. By embracing EPR registration, businesses contribute to a circular economy, conserve resources, and meet the expectations of environmentally conscious consumers. It is essential for businesses to understand the steps involved in obtaining EPR registration and proactively integrate sustainable practices into their operations.

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Frequently Asked Questions

How to get EPR Registration Online?

You can get your EPR registration in India online with Professional Utilities in just a few simple steps.

  1. Details & Documents
  2. Submission of Fees
  3. Issuance of EPR certificate
What is the full form of EPR?

EPR full form is “Extended Producer Responsibility," a concept where manufacturers take responsibility for the entire lifecycle of their products, including disposal and recycling.

Is EPR Required for MSME?

EPR is not required for micro and small MSMEs.

How much does EPR Cost in India?

The Fees for EPR Registration In India varies as per the type of EPR authorization applicant opt for.


For instance the fee for plastic products is as:-

Waste in TPA Plastic EPR fee
Less than 1000 ₹10,000
Between 1000-10000 ₹20,000
More than 10000 ₹50,000

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