Three classifications of businesses are affected by the batteries regulations: small producer, large producer and distributor.
Each classification has specific requirements that we can help with, including registration, reporting and battery collections. Find out more below.
You are a small or a large batteries producer
if you manufacture or import less than one tonne (small producer) or more than a tonne (large producer) on the market annually.
You must register with the Environment Agency
You must report the weight of batteries you have placed onto the UK market
Large producers must finance the collections, treatment and recycling of batteries, proportionate to UK recycling targets
You are a batteries distributor
if you sell more than 32kg of portable batteries to end users a year.
You must make provision for the collection of waste portable batteries at no charge
You must inform end users of take back service at point of sale
Are your battery obligations making an impact?
Together with our members we help to improve UK recycling infrastructure, support new innovation, raise public awareness and increase collection rates. What impact could we make together?
Failure to meet your batteries compliance legal obligations may result in prosecution and fines. We can help you. Ignorance of the regulations is not accepted as an excuse and previous years’ non-compliance can be counted in enforcement actions. No matter how large the undertaking, we can assist and guide you every step of the way to ensure your organisation is no longer in breach of the regulations.
Do you need to prepare for an Environment Agency audit?
If you are audited by the Environment Agency, we can prepare a presentation for audit and can even assist with leading the audit for your company.
By partnering with local contractors and national operators, we provide whole UK coverage for the collection of batteries with a quick turnaround, built on established operations and years of experience. Order your free battery collection pack now!
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“It’s fair to say that Renault’s battery compliance obligations are more complex than most as we deal with the full range of industrial, automotive and portable types. Thankfully being compliant is not a headache, because Ecosurety always provide us with the level of detail and support we require.”