The European Directive to address the treatment and disposal of waste batteries was published to the EC Member States in September 2006. This Directive gave instructions to each Member State to implement National Regulations regarding the collection and treatment of waste batteries. On the 5th May 2009, the Government introduced the “Waste Batteries and Accumulators Regulation 2009”
There are three main types of batteries considered by this legislation:
• Automotive batteries which are known as car batteries or vehicle starter batteries, • Industrial batteries which are known as EV batteries, and • Portable batteries means a sealed battery that can be easily carried and is neither an automotive nor an industrial battery (e.g. 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.
The Battery Registration number for Citroën UK Ltd is: BPRN00508