Battery Trading

Waste Batteries Legislation

Lead acid battery recycling

There are several pieces of legislation that affect the storage, collection and recycling of waste batteries generated in the UK. Disposing of lead-acid batteries must be done in accordance with these regulations to ensure that there is no negative impact on the environment.

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Waste batteries & accumulators legislation

The Waste Batteries and Accumulators Regulations 2009 implement the waste battery provisions of the EU Directive on Batteries and Accumulators and Waste Batteries and Accumulators. The regulations set out requirements for waste battery collection, treatment, recycling and disposal for all battery types.

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Export and carrier licenses

We are an approved exporter of lead-acid batteries with transfrontier shipment (TFS) accreditation. Working on behalf of a major international battery manufacture, we export scrap car batteries to European smelters, where the lead is recovered and used in the manufacture of new automotive batteries.

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Are you looking to sell lead acid batteries?

All scrap lead-acid batteries pass through our network of packing hubs, where we carry out stringent quality control checks before they are exported to European smelters.

If you are looking to sell scrap car batteries, get in touch with our highly professional battery trading team to arrange a collection of scrap lead-acid batteries, or fill in our simple online collection form and a member of our team will get in touch.

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Environment Agency Approval as a Waste Battery Exporter

Environment Agency Waste Broker/Carrier Certificate

The Waste Batteries and Accumulators Regulations 2009

Clarity Environmental EORI Number

The Waste Batteries and Accumulators Directive

Where to recycle your batteries

Scrap car batteries are considered hazardous waste and must not be disposed of with your household waste. You can usually recycle your old battery at one of the following: Civic amenity and recycling centres, Local authority battery collection schemes, Licensed End of Life vehicle authorised treatment facilities or Licensed metal recycling sites

You can find out more about how to dispose of your old car batteries by following the link below.

Consumer Recycling

All lead-acid purchases are subject to our Standard Terms and Conditions.

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