The Waste Batteries and Accumulators Regulations 2009

JurisdictionUK Non-devolved
CitationSI 2009/890
Year2009
(1) These Regulations may be cited as the Waste Batteries and Accumulators Regulations 2009.regulation 56 (prohibition on disposing of waste automotive and industrial batteries in a landfill or by incineration) ; andregulation 57 (requirement for approval of battery treatment operators and exporters) ;Part 4 (portable batteries: obligations and rights of distributors and other economic operators) , which comes into force on 1st February 2010.(3) Regulation 56 does not extend to Scotland.(1) In these Regulations—
  • F56appliance” means any electrical or electronic equipment, as defined by F84Article 3(1) (a) of Directive 2012/19/EU of the European Parliament and of the Council on waste electrical and electronic equipment (WEEE) F80as last amended by Directive (EU) 2018/849, which is fully or partly powered by batteries or is capable of being so;
  • appropriate authority” has the meaning given in regulation 3;
  • appropriate person” has the meaning given in regulation 5;
  • approved battery exporter” means an exporter who has been approved under regulation 59;
  • approved battery treatment operator” means a battery treatment operator who has been approved under regulation 59;
  • automotive battery” means a battery used for automotive starter, lighting or ignition power;
  • batteries evidence note” means an evidence note issued by—
    • (a) an approved battery treatment operator, as evidence of the acceptance of the tonnage of waste portable batteries specified in the note for treatment and recycling, or
    • (b) an approved battery exporter, as evidence of the acceptance of the tonnage of waste portable batteries specified in the note for treatment and recycling outside the United Kingdom;
  • battery” means any source of electrical energy generated by direct conversion of chemical energy and consisting of one or more primary battery cells (non-rechargeable) or consisting of one or more secondary battery cells (rechargeable; an accumulator) ;
  • battery compliance scheme” means a battery compliance scheme that has been approved under regulation 49;
  • battery pack” means a set of batteries that are connected together or encapsulated within an outer casing so as to form a complete unit that the end-user is not intended to split up or open;
  • battery producer registration number” means the registration number allocated to a producer by the appropriate authority under regulation 28 or by the Secretary of State under regulation 45;
  • battery treatment operator” means a person who, in the ordinary course of a trade, occupation or profession, carries out the treatment or recycling of waste batteries;
  • F74best available techniques” has the meaning given in Article 2(2) , as read with Article 2(3) , of Decision 2012/134/EU establishing the best available techniques (BAT) conclusions under Directive 2010/75/EU of the European Parliament and of the Council on industrial emissions for the manufacture of glass;
  • category of battery” means any of the following types of batteries—
    • (a) automotive batteries;
    • (b) industrial batteries;
    • (c) portable batteries;
  • chemistry type” means, except in regulation 35 (take back: industrial batteries) —
    • (a) lead-acid,
    • (b) nickel-cadmium, or
    • (c) any other chemistry;
  • compliance period” means—
    • (a) the year 2010 (“the first compliance period”) ; or
    • (b) any year following the first compliance period;
  • company registered in the United Kingdom” means a company registered in any part of the United Kingdom under—

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