The handling fee is the fee per can and bottle, in addition to the deposit, that the store receives as compensation for receiving packaging that is a part of the deposit system. The fee is meant to cover the stores costs for handling the deposit (service of reverse vending machine, customer service, work, facility, materials).
Stores with a compressing reverse vending machine receive a fixed annual fee as well as a variable fee per can and bottle. Both the fixed and variable fee are paid weekly.
We have compiled a number of questions and answers to make it easy to understand what the new model for handling compensation means.