Your duty of care for waste batteries

The Waste Batteries Regulations place a duty of care on your business to produce, store, transport and dispose of your waste batteries without harming the environment.

This duty of care applies from the point of production until final disposal of your waste batteries – even after it has been transferred to an authorised person. Risks of breaching this duty include prosecution, unlimited fines, waste crime, environmental harm and reputational damage.

To ensure this duty of care is met you must:

  • segregate, store and transport your waste batteries appropriately and securely
  • ensure your waste batteries are transferred to a licensed and authorised waste contractor
  • complete Waste Transfer and Waste Consignment Notices
  • ensure your waste batteries are recycled, treated and disposed of at a registered treatment facility

Valpak has produced an e-guide which contains information and advice about managing waste batteries and how to meet your duty of care requirements. It provides details of how we can help you manage the collection, treatment and recycling of waste batteries using our fully compliant service.

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A Guide to Managing WEEE

For further help and advice please contact a member of our Recycling Services Team on 01789 208 715 or email