Battery waste Management Compliance
Manufacturer, Importer, Assembler and Re-conditioner
A manufacturer, importer, assembler, and re-conditioner shall be responsible for:
- Ensure that used batteries are collected in accordance with the Schedule against new batteries sold, with the exception of those sold to original equipment manufacturers and bulk consumers;
- Submit an annual report of their sales and buy-backs to the State Pollution Control Board (SPCB) in Form 1 by December 31st of each year.
- Create public awareness through advertisements, publications, posters
- Ensure that the new batteries are exclusively sold to CPCB-registered dealers, bulk consumers, and OEMs, as well as any other agency recognised by the CPCB.
- The following additional responsibilities and compliance for Manufacturer
- collect and channel hazardous waste generated during the production of any battery for recycling or disposal
- Keep Form 6 records of all battery waste generated, handled, and disposed of, and make them accessible for inspection by the Concerned State Pollution Control Board.
- On or before the 30th day of June following the financial year to which the return relates, submit annual returns in Form 1 to the appropriate State Pollution Control Board.
- Individual producers must apply for EPR-authorization from the Central Pollution Control Board or the State Pollution Control Board, where applicable, using Form 3(A).
- Collection and channelization of waste batteries at the end of battery life or the end of battery-containing equipment in accordance with the Extended Producer Responsibility Authorization’s Schedule III targets.
- giving consumer(s) or bulk consumer(s) with contact information such as address, e-mail address, toll-free telephone numbers, or helpline numbers via their website and product user manual to simplify the return of waste batteries;
- educating people through the media, publications, commercials, posters, or any other means of communication, as well as product user documentation that comes with the battery or battery-containing equipment, with regard to information on hazardous constituents of the batteries and about the dangers of inappropriate battery handling, disposal, unintentional breakage, damage, or recycling.
- By the 30th of June and the 31st of December of each year, submit yearly returns to the State Pollution Control Board(SPCB)/ Pollution Control Committee(PCC) using Form 1 as required by the stated rules.
- make all data relevant to the receipt of used batteries, including sources, quantities, and metal yield, available for inspection by the State Pollution Control Board/Pollution Control Committees;