Related Waste Battery Regulations
Here at PBR, we’re fully committed to transparently helping our clients to understand the legislation and related waste battery regulations associated with the collection, storage, recycling and disposal of waste batteries.
Alongside the related waste battery regulations, other related legislation which it’s important you’re familiar with are:
- The Environmental Protection act 1990 (Pt2) and the Environmental Protection (Duty of Care regulations) 1991 provide the framework for the environmental controls, information and documentation required for the storage, movement, recovery and disposal of controlled waste, such as batteries. It also specifies what the Duty of Care requirements are, and determines the way waste is stored, and handled.
- The Controlled Waste (Registration of Carriers and seizure of vehicles) regulations 1991, demands that only a carrier that is registered with the EA should move waste from your site and you must ensure that the license is current and available for inspection.
- The Landfil (England & Wales) Regulations 2002 prevents waste batteries from being landfilled as they do not meet the necessary ‘pre-treatment’ criteria to prevent them from exhibiting corrosive properties prior to being sent to landfill. This only applies to waste from commercial and industrial properties, as waste from domestic properties in general by definition cannot be hazardous.
From collection through to storage, recycling and disposal, when you use PBR, it’s quick and easy to dispose of your waste batteries, giving you peace of mind than you’re fully compliant in the process.