On the 5th May 2009, the Government introduced the “Waste Batteries and Accumulators Regulation 2009”. This Regulation implements the Waste Battery Directive 2006/66/EC and lays down the rules for the reporting of batteries placed on the market and the collection and treatment of waste batteries, including portable battery compliance schemes and free take back by the vehicle manufacturer of automotive and portable batteries in certain conditions. The Battery Registration number for Citroën UK Ltd is: BPRN00508
There are three main types of batteries considered by this legislation:
• Automotive batteries which means vehicle starter batteries,
• Industrial batteries which are currently not produced by this company, and
• Portable batteries means a sealed battery that can easily be carried and is neither an automotive nor an industrial battery (eg remote central locking key batteries)
To fulfil its obligations under the terms of these regulations, Citroën UK Ltd, has contracted with CarTakeBack.com (CTB), to guarantee that qualifying automotive batteries will be taken back from the last owner or keeper at no cost. Citroën UK Ltd has also signed up to the Budget Pack battery compliance scheme to ensure that recycling targets of portable batteries are met.