Batteries and Accumulators

Waste of Batteries and Accumulators management

BA Producers Responsibilities

When putting portable and industrial batteries and accumulators on the national market, the company must assume responsibility for the environmental impacts that will occur when these products reach their end of life (waste).

This responsibility can be transferred to ERP Portugal by signing a contract and paying for financial fees, which in turn represent the costs of collecting, transporting, consolidating and recycling this waste.

Extender Producer Responsibility video

To join ERP Portugal compliance scheme for Batteries and Accumulators Waste management, click here.

ERP Portugal Members useful information

Addendum Agreement Bonus

2020 Financial Fees

How ERP Portugal can help

Our team is available to support in all phases of the joining process, including registration in the Portuguese Environment Agency SILiAmb platform, identification of products put on the national market and which are covered by the scope of the activity of the compliance scheme, until submission of the annual declarations.

Member Contract Template

For companies that put up to 25 kilograms of these products on the national market, ERP Portugal presents a specific solution, which can be known as Small Dimension BA Member.

Joining ERP Portugal assures the legal compliance of the obligations imputed to the companies considered “Producers” (first placeholders of products in national market).

Since the beginning of its activity (2010) as a compliance scheme for WBA, ERP Portugal has already collected more than 1300 tons.


What are portable batteries?

Batteries or accumulators are any sources of electrical energy generated by direct conversion of chemical energy and consisting of one or more primary battery cells (non-rechargeable) or consisting of one or more secondary battery cells (rechargeable).

Most types of batteries contain toxic heavy metals, including nickel, cadmium, and mercury. All of these metals can be recovered and reused.

Recycling batteries is good for the environment as it keeps them out of landfill, where heavy metals may leak into the ground, causing soil and water pollution and endangering animal and plant life. If batteries are incinerated with household waste, the heavy metals inside them cause air pollution.


Small producers

You may only place small amounts of batteries onto the market but need a trusted, reliable partner to carry out your obligations. We can do this for you.

Large producers

If your company places significant amounts of batteries onto the market, we offer competitive compliance solutions, as well as expertise in take-back and awareness-raising campaigns.

Recycling process