Regulations banning the disposal of waste industrial batteries to landfill or by incineration came into force on 1 January 2010.
If you buy new industrial batteries, the battery producer will take back your waste batteries. You should contact your battery producer to find out the arrangements for returning waste batteries.
If you are not replacing waste batteries you can contact the original producer and find out the arrangements for returning waste batteries.
If you cannot arrange a collection with the original producer then you should contact a producer who currently supplies batteries of the same chemistry, or has placed that type of battery on the market recently.
If you are unable to contact a producer of batteries of the same chemistry then you can return your waste batteries to any producer of industrial batteries.
Producers of industrial batteries must advertise their contact details, and the types of batteries they produce before the start of each calendar year in which they operate.
You can obtain a list of registered producers or industrial and automotive batteries from The Department for Business, Innovation and Skills (BIS).