Battery Waste Management
The Batteries Management & Handling Rules, 2001 was notified in May, 2001 to regulated the collection, characterization and recycling as well as import of used lead acid/Lithium-Ion batteries in the country. These rules inter-alia make it mandatory for consumers to return used batteries. All manufacture/assemblers/ reconditioners/importers of lead acid/Lithium-ion batteries are responsible for collecting used batteries against new ones sold as per a schedule defined in the rules. Such used lead acid/Lithium-ion batteries can be auctioned /sold only to registered recyclers.
Battery Waste Management and Handling Amendmendent Rules, 2010. A battery means lead acid/Lithium-ion battery which is a source of electrical energy and contains lead, Lithium metal. Used batteries means used, damaged and old lead acid/Lithium-ion batteries or components thereof.