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14. EU Batteries Directive

14. EU Batteries Directive

14.1. As a retailer that supplies portable batteries to consumers and/or businesses, Highbridge Caravan Centre Ltd is obliged to comply with the distributor requirements of the EU Batteries Directive. ‘Supply’ includes selling, providing and/or making available portable batteries to end users.

14.2. Battery users have no obligations under the Batteries Regulations. However, you should dispose of your waste batteries in an environmentally sound way. For example, the disposal of whole, untreated industrial and automotive batteries in landfill or by incineration is banned.

14.3. Battery Regulations apply to both single-use batteries (also known as primary batteries) and rechargeable batteries (known as secondary batteries or accumulators). A battery is defined as any source of electrical energy generated by direct conversion of chemical energy consisting of one or more battery cells.

14.4. Batteries can be divided into three categories:

  • Portable
  • Industrial
  • Automotive

14.5. Portable batteries are batteries or battery packs that are:

  • Sealed
  • Hand carried without difficulty
  • Neither industrial or automotive battery

14.6. Examples of portable batteries include:

  • AA or AAA batteries that might be used to power the remote control for a television
  • Batteries used in mobile phones, portable MP3 players or laptops
  • Button Cells found on a PC motherboard or in a wristwatch

14.7. Automotive batteries are used in vehicles such as cars, vans, lorries, buses and other types of road transport for starting the engine and lighting.

14.8. Highbridge Caravan Centre Ltd offers a free collection point for all kinds of waste portable batteries, even those which we don’t sell.

14.9. The free collection point is located in the Outdoor Leisure Store, Highbridge Caravan Centre Ltd, A38 Bristol Rd, Highbridge, Somerset TA9 4EX.

14.10. You are welcome to drop off waste portable batteries without having to purchase new batteries.

14.11. Highbridge Caravan Centre Ltd will dispose of your old battery, free of charge when replacing an automotive battery in your vehicle.

14.12. We do not accept automotive batteries for recycling if you are not purchasing a replacement battery. For information on your nearest civic amenity and recycling centres please visit www.recyclenow.com or contact your local authority.

 

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