New Regulations on Battery Recycling
New EU legislation means that from 1st February 2010 most sales outlets will be obliged to accept old batteries and send them for recycling, keeping these toxic items out of landfill.
A spokesperson for the Department for Environment, Food and Rural
Affairs said "We have made the system as easy as possible for consumers to recycle their batteries. Retailers that sell the equivalent of one four pack of AA batteries a day will need to offer a free in-store recycling facility. Consumers can take their used batteries back to any take-back point, and the retailers can then get the batteries collected for free by approved Battery Compliance Schemes".
Full details of the scheme can be seen at: