In accordance with the relevant requirements stipulated in the 2009 Waste Batteries and Accumulators Regulation. Under the Waste Batteries Regulation batteries are not allowed to go to landfill or be incinerated so cannot be included with ordinary refuse and must now be sent for recycling.
The Waste Batteries legislation deems Isuzu Truck (UK) Limited to be a producer of Automotive Batteries with certain obligations regarding the collection of waste batteries from the 1st of January 2010.
An automotive battery is any battery that is used for automotive starter, lighting or ignition power.
Operators of businesses where waste automotive batteries arise in significant volumes as part of their day to day business (such as garages, scrap yards, end-of-life vehicle Authorised Treatment Facilities or Civic Amenity Sites) are entitled to have their automotive batteries removed free of charge. Our Service provider for ELV and Waste Battery collection is Autogreen (www.autogreen.org) - Tel 0800 542 2002.
Producers such as Isuzu Truck (UK) Limited are not obliged to collect batteries from individual private customers (vehicle owners) however householders are allowed to deposit waste automotive batteries at Civic Amenity Sites without charge.
In this regard please see www.recycle-more.co.uk for details of the recycling facility nearest to your post code.
Producers such as Isuzu Truck (UK) Limited who place less than 1 tonne of portable batteries on the market in a year have no collection, treatment or recycling obligations.
There are however many thousands of free collections points in Stores, Supermarkets such as Currys, Mothercare, Poundland, Sainsburys, Tesco, WH Smith, Boots together with Libraries, Schools and other Public buildings.