Delhi Pollution Control Committee

Government of NCT of Delhi

Battery Waste

Battery Waste

BATTERIES (LEAD ACID BATTERIES) WASTE MANAGEMENT IN DELHI

 

 

 

  1. Manufacturers, Importers, Assemblers and Re-conditioners
    • Ensure collection of used batteries (of similar type and specification) as per the Schedule against new batteries sold (90% of new batteries sold) excluding those sold to original equipment manufacturer and Bulk Consumer(s).
    • To set up collection centers either individually or jointly at various places for collection of used batteries from consumers or dealers and to ensure that no damage to the environment occurs during transportation (Assemblers and Re-conditioners are excluded from this responsibility).
    • Ensure that used batteries collected are sent only to the registered recyclers.
    • File half-yearly returns in Form-I, by 30th June & 31st December, every year to Delhi Pollution Control Committee (DPCC).
    • Create Public Awareness through advertisements,publications, posters etc. regarding hazards of lead, responsibility of consumers and name and addresses of Dealers and designated collection centres.
    • Buy recycled lead only from registered recyclers and Bring to the notice of DPCC or the Ministry of Environment and Forest any violation by the Dealers.
    • Buy recycled lead only from registered recyclers and Bring to the notice of DPCC or the Ministry of Environment and Forest any violation by the Dealers.
    • Ensure that new batteries shall be sold only to the registered dealers and use the international recycling sign on the batteries(Assemblers & Re-conditioners are excluded from this responsibility).
  2. Importers
    • To get registered with Central Pollution Control Board(CPCB) by submitting details in Form-II.
    • Must have valid registration with Reserve Bank of India (RBI).
    • To submit Undertaking in Form-III to DPCC.
    • File half-yearly returns in Form-I, by 30th June & 31st December, every year to DPCC with a copy to CPCB.
  3. Dealers
    • To get registered with DPCC by submitting Form IV.
    • Ensure collection of used batteries (of similar type and specification) as per Schedule against new batteries sold (90% of new batteries sold).
    • Give appropriate discount for every used battery returned by the consumer.
    • File half-yearly returns in Form-V, by 31st May & 30th November, every year to the manufacturer.
    • Ensure safe transportation of collected batteries to the designated collection centres or to the registered recyclers.
    • Ensure that no damage is caused to the environment during storage and transportation of used batteries.
  4. Bulk Consumers

    (A consumer such as the Departments of Central Government like Railways,Defence,Telecom,Posts and Telegraph, the Departments of State Government, the Undertakings, Boards and other agencies or companies who purchase hundred or more than hundred batteries per annum)

    • Ensure that used batteries are disposed off by depositing with the dealer / manufacturer / registered recycler/ importer / re-conditioner or at the designated collection centres.
    • File half-yearly returns in Form-VIII, by 30th June & 31st December , every year to DPCC.
  5. Auctioneers
    • Ensure that used batteries are auctioned to the registered recyclers only.
    • File half-yearly returns of their auctions in Form-IX , by 30th June & 31st December , every year to DPCC.
    • Maintain a record of such auctions and make these records available to DPCC for inspection.
  6. Consumers
    • Ensure that used batteries are disposed off by depositing with the dealer ,manufacturer, importer, assembler , registered recycler, re-conditioner or at the designated collection centres.
  7. Recyclers
    • Apply for registration to the Ministry of Environment and Forests or an agency designated by it if not applied already, by submitting information in Form VI.
    • Ensure strict compliance of the terms and conditions of registration.
    • Submit annual returns as per Form VII to the State Pollution Control Board.
    • Mark "Recycled" on lead recovered by reprocessing
    • Create public awareness through advertisements , publications , posters or others with regard to the following (a) hazards of lead (b) obligation of consumers to return used batteries only to the registered dealers or deliver at the designated collection centres.

    Please Note that Lead manufacturing including secondary lead industry(recovery of lead from waste scrap) is prohibited in NCT of Delhi as per the Annexure III of Master Plan of Delhi- 2021.

    Any violation of the provisions of the said Rules attracts action under the Environment (Protection) Act,1986, as amended to date, wherein there is provision for punishment of imprisonment for a term which may extend to five years with fine upto one lakh rupees, or with both.

    For the awareness and compliance of the Batteries (Management and Handling) Rules, 2001, as amended to date , Delhi Pollution Control Committee has given Public Notice in English & Hindi in leading News papers on 09.01.2011 . Please click here for the Public Notice :Hindi|English.

    Note : The Batteries (Management and Handling) Rules, 2001 were notified by Ministry of Environment and Forest , Govt. of India on 16.05.2001and further amendments were done in the said Rules in 2010 .For details these Rules can be referred at the website of Ministry of Environment and Forest , Govt. of India(www.moef.nic.in) and for other related information website of Central Pollution Control Board ( www.cpcb.nic.in) may be referred.