Last year just under 10% of portable batteries in the UK were recycled. New regulations which came into force on the 1st February 2010 require recycling levels to rise to 45% of batteries placed on the market by 2016. This equates to over 500 million batteries. In 2011 the target is 18% or over 8000 tonnes.

WasteCare provides a free collection and recycling service. Batteries are classed as a hazardous waste stream and with WasteCare’s extensive background in hazardous waste disposal we are perfectly positioned to provide a safe, clean and efficient battery disposal process.

BatteryBack provide FREE nationwide battery collection and recycling systems for all portable batteries from retailers and all suitable collection sites. Currently BatteryBack have over 15,000 collection points in the UK. If you wish to join us for free click here.

BatteryBack is Britain’s favourite battery compliance scheme. Duracell, Phillips, Varta, Asda, Morrisons, Tesco and Waitrose are all members of BatteryBack. If you are a battery producer and want to find out more then please click here.