Waste Batteries Legislation & Guidance
The UK Battery Regulations were introduced with the aim of reducing the amount of used batteries going to landfill and to limit the quantities of heavy metals that are contained in batteries
Valpak can help
There are two sets of regulations in place:
- The Waste Batteries and Accumulators Regulations 2009 (as amended)
- The Batteries and Accumulators (Placing on the Market) Regulations 2008 (as amended)
We offer a range of services to help organisations with batteries compliance. Visit our web page to find out more.
Organisations that manufacture or import batteries or electrical equipment containing batteries are known as producers under the Regulations and need to comply.
There are two types of producer:
- Large producer – place more than 1 tonne of batteries onto the UK market each year
- Small producer – place 1 tonne or less of batteries onto the UK market each year
Visit our batteries compliance web page to find out more about what you need to do and how we can help your business to comply.
Links to the Regulations
Organisations that design, manufacture, supply or make available batteries or accumulators.