Battery Compliance

Simplifying your battery obligations

Why is battery compliance important for your business?

If you make, import, or sell batteries in the UK then you have a legal obligation to comply with various environmental regulations.

Please remember — failure to comply is an offence. Enforcement action may be taken. Contact ERP UK today for more information on battery compliance and avoid penalties.

How ERP UK can help your business

The following steps are how ERP UK can help your business with battery compliance:

  • Managing your registration and reporting for portable, industrial, and automotive batteries
  • Taking on your recycling obligations and recycling enough batteries on your behalf
  • Fixing your annual compliance costs if you are a smaller producer
  • Keeping you up to date with the regulations and any future changes
  • Providing optional services for the take-back of industrial and automotive batteries

Contact us today:

Battery Orders / Collections

Household Batteries



Lithium Batteries


Your responsibilities

How do I know if I’m obligated?

For battery compliance, you have the following obligations to meet, if you:

  • Have a UK presence and are the manufacturer or importer that firstly placed batteries on the UK market – including those in products

What do you need to do?

Here are a few simple steps to achieving battery compliance:

  • Register as a battery producer within 28 days of placing batteries onto the UK market
  • Report (data) how many batteries you placed on the market
  • Join a compliance scheme and finance the collection and recycling of waste portable batteries (if applicable)
  • Take-back waste industrial and automotive batteries (if applicable)

ERP UK can manage the above and ensure that your obligations are met. So don’t wait, begin your journey with us now.

Contact us today: +44 (0)20 3142 6452

How does the process work?

We will arrange for collection and recycling using funding from our members and utilising our UK-wide network of licensed waste carriers and treatment operators.

For more information on our free battery boxes and collections, please read our FAQs

Please consider any risks associated with the storage at, and collection of, batteries from your premises – and please use the following risk assessment to help you carry out your own risk assessment: ERP UK Battery Box Risk Assessment

We collect batteries from over 23,000 collection points in the UK including: shops, offices, schools, and other public buildings as well as local authority recycling centres. We use our extensive network to collect batteries needed to meet our members’ obligations.

Our procurement manager regularly checks the market to ensure we’re paying the best prices for waste treatment and logistics services. We guarantee finding the best price for you.

If your sites would like to join our battery collection network, everything you need to know is on this page.

What happens to your waste?

Where to recycle?


With an experienced operations team, a UK-wide network of licensed waste carriers, and treatment operators, ERP UK can arrange for the collection and treatment of waste batteries from your sites or your customers.

Downloadable Batteries Fact Sheet PDF document

To download the batteries compliance fact sheet PDF, simply fill in the form below.