Producers must now pay for the collection, treatment and recycling of batteries - our Batteries Compliance scheme will help you to meet your obligations.
The Batteries Directive
Under the Batteries Directive, waste portable, industrial and vehicle batteries in the UK must be separately collected, treated and recycled.
The legal obligations mean:
- Stricter rules on recovery and recycling
- A recycling target for the UK of 25% for recycling of portable batteries for 2012 and 45% by 2016
- Improvements to the environmental performance of all new batteries on the market (regardless of shape weight, use or chemical composition).
Manufacturers and importers who place portable batteries on the UK market for the first time must pay for the collection, treatment and recycling of batteries through a registered battery compliance scheme.
Portable battery distributors who sell more than 32 kilograms of batteries per year will need to provide a free take back service for recycling waste portable batteries.
The Veolia solution
Run in partnership with BatteryBack, a national battery recycling organisation, our compliance scheme will collect, treat and recycle batteries on behalf of producers who place more than one tonne of portable batteries on the UK market each year.
BatteryBack will register you with the Environment Agency and supply your data in the correct format. Our extensive customer connections are raising awareness and publicising the need to recycle batteries and collection points.
To join today or to receive additional information simply complete our registration form.