COMPLIANCE FOR BATTERY PRODUCERS
Following demand from our Lighting Producer Members, Recolight now offer battery compliance too.
Battery producers are responsible for minimising harmful effects of waste batteries on the environment, by:
- improving the design of new batteries
- paying for waste battery collection, treatment, recycling and disposal.
Definition of battery producer
You are classed a battery producer if you have a UK business presence and you’re the first person in your selling chain (including importers) to make batteries available for supply or sale on the UK market.
Reporting your batteries
A portable battery is defined as being sealed, weighs less than 4 kgs, and is not designed exclusively for industrial, professional or automotive use.
An industrial battery is defined as being of any size/weight, and with one of these characteristics: Designed only for industrial or professional use, Unsealed but not an automotive battery, Sealed but not a portable battery, to power an electric or hybrid vehicle.
Producers who place more than 1 tonne of portable batteries onto the UK market are obliged by law to register and report their Put on Market data into the Battery Compliance System and to contribute to the recycling of their products. Producers are required to register with a scheme by 31 October.
Importers and own branders who place less than 1 tonne of portable batteries onto the UK market are obliged by law to register and report their placed on market data into the Battery Compliance System. Producers are required to register by 31 January.
Retailers and Distributors who sell or supply more than 32 kgs of portable batteries per year must offer a free collection ‘’take back’’ service in store for consumers to drop off their waste batteries.