Batteries Directive—snapshot
Batteries Directive—snapshot

The following Environment guidance note provides comprehensive and up to date legal information covering:

  • Batteries Directive—snapshot
  • Brexit impact
  • What is the Batteries Directive?
  • Circular economy package
  • What is producer responsibility?
  • Scope
  • Prohibitions on hazardous substances in batteries
  • Increased environmental performance
  • Collection schemes
  • Collection targets
  • more

Brexit impact

As of exit day (31 January 2020) the UK is no longer an EU Member State. However, in accordance with the Withdrawal Agreement, the UK has entered an implementation period, during which it continues to be subject to EU law. This has an impact on this content.

For further guidance, see: Brexit—impact on environmental law and Brexit Bulletin—key updates, research tips and resources.

Title Directive 2006/66/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 6 September 2006 on batteries and accumulators and waste batteries and accumulators and repealing Directive 91/157/EEC
Entry into Force 26 September 2006
Deadline for Transposition 26 September 2008
Amended by See: EUR-Lex linked documents
England and Wales Legislation Batteries and Accumulators (Placing on the Market) Regulations 2008, as amended (SI 2008/2164) and the Waste Batteries and Accumulators Regulations 2009 (SI 2009/890)
Subject Producer responsibility, batteries

What is the Batteries Directive?

Directive 2006/66/EC on batteries and accumulators and waste batteries and waste accumulators