In Northern Ireland, waste is a devolved issue but due to industry preference and the nature of UK-wide value chains, the producer responsibility scheme for batteries is managed on a UK-wide basis.


For further information and guidance on placing batteries on the market and the treatment of waste batteries please see Waste Batteries and Accumulators Regulations.


Producer Responsibility policy updates


DAERA is working with Defra, Scottish Government and Welsh Government to reform the two main UK wide pieces of environmental legislation that relate specifically to batteries:


The Batteries and Accumulators (Placing on the Market) Regulations 2008 (SI 2008/2164). These are reserved matters mainly concerning placing on the market requirements.


The Waste Batteries and Accumulators Regulations 2009 (SI 2009/890). These are devolved matters detailing end-of-life provisions.


UK wide proposals are being developed and will be subject to public consultation in 2024.

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