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New public guidance on the hazardous waste status of batteries

Posted on: March 6th, 2018

The Department of the Environment and Energy’s has released it’s position on the hazardous waste status of zinc-carbon, zinc chloride, alkaline, and nickel-metal hydride batteries under the Hazardous Waste (Regulation of Exports and Imports Act) 1989 (the Act) and Hazardous Waste (Regulation of Exports and Imports) (OECD Decision) Regulations 1996 (the OECD Regulations). It provides guidance on whether a hazardous waste permit is required to export waste zinc-carbon, zinc chloride, alkaline, and nickel-metal hydride batteries to another country.

To read the Guidance, download the guidance here: DEE_Public_Guidance_Waste_Batteries_180307