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Batteries and Waste Batteries

The EU Directive ‘2006/66/EC on batteries and accumulators and waste batteries and accumulators’ limits the use of cadmium and mercury in batteries, and specifies standard marking of information on batteries. It also includes requirements to ensure that waste batteries are collected, treated and recycled separately from other waste. The Directive was transposed into UK legislation as the ‘Waste Batteries and Accumulators Regulations 2009’.

SKC Limited are classed as a producer of industrial batteries (batteries designed for use only in professional equipment) under the UK ‘Waste Batteries and Accumulators Regulations 2009’ and our batteries producer registration number is BPRN00454. We produce industrial batteries of the following chemistries – Lead/Acid, NiMH and Li-Ion, and all supplied batteries comply with the materials content and marking requirements of the EU Directive and UK Regulations. We have in place procedures for the correct treatment and recycling of waste industrial batteries.

Under the Regulations we are obliged to take back free of charge waste industrial batteries supplied to UK based end users, for treatment and recycling. As an SKC customer or in certain cases other end user of industrial batteries in the UK, if you require us to take back industrial batteries, you can contact us by email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or by telephone on 01258 480188 to agree arrangements for their return.

End users of SKC industrial batteries in other EU countries should contact their local SKC distributor.