From the 1st of February 2010 any business that supplies more than 32kg of batteries a year will have to take back used batteries from the public free of charge. Businesses offering a ‘take-back’ scheme can now qualify for free advertising on the City Council’s website.
The Waste Batteries and Accumulators Regulations came into force on 5 May 2009 establishing a new producer responsibility system for the collection, treatment and recycling of waste portable, industrial and automotive batteries. This follows a Europe-wide Batteries Directive laid in 2006, which aims to increase battery recycling rates across all European member states.
Under the new proposals, battery producers will have to pay to join a compliance scheme which will arrange for the collection, treatments and recycling of post consumer batteries. For more information you can visit the DEFRA website by clicking here.
To help increase recycling and reduce batteries going to landfill, Brighton & Hove City Council would like to know which businesses in the city are offering a ‘take back’ scheme. The council will advertise your business on their recycling web pages for residents in the city to find their closest battery take back scheme.
Please email the name of company and address and the type of batteries you take back to email@example.com by the 22nd March.
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