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Toyota (GB) PLC – Lexus Division is deemed to be a producer of automotive and industrial batteries under the Waste Batteries and Accumulators Regulations 2009. We therefore have certain obligations regarding the collection of waste automotive and industrial batteries from 1 January 2010.

WASTE AUTOMOTIVE BATTERIES

Under the Waste Batteries and Accumulators Regulations 2009 (“the Regulations”) Toyota (GB) PLC – Lexus Division is obliged to collect from a “final holder of automotive batteries” free of charge from 1 January 2010 any waste “automotive battery” from a Toyota or Lexus vehicle that we have placed on the UK market, either directly or through one of our retail Centres.

Definitions

The Regulations define an “automotive battery” as any battery that is used for “automotive starter, lighting or ignition power.”

The Regulations define a "final holder of automotive batteries" as−“

(a) a person who, in the ordinary course of a trade, occupation or profession removes automotive batteries from vehicles;
(b) a person who carries on the business of a scrap metal dealer within the meaning given by Section 9(1) of the Scrap Metal Dealers Act 1964 (a);
(c) an authorised treatment facility as defined in Regulation 2 of the End-of-Life Vehicles (Producer Responsibility) Regulations 2005 (b); or
(d) a waste disposal authority or any person acting on behalf of such an authority in connection with its functions under Section 51 of the Environmental Protection Act 1990.”

Take back procedure

If you are a “final holder of automotive batteries” and you have a waste automotive battery which comes from a Toyota or Lexus vehicle that was first placed on the UK market by us and you wish to dispose of this battery free of charge from 1 January 2010, then please write to our CSR & Environmental Affairs Department at the address shown below providing the following information.

(1) Your name and address including where appropriate your registered company name, number and address.
(2) Confirmation that you are a “final holder of automotive batteries” within the meaning of the Regulations.
(3) The make, chemistry type and, where visible, the serial number of the battery that you want to dispose of (the “waste battery”).
(4) If known, the registration number or the vehicle identification number of the vehicle in which the waste battery is fitted or from which it has been taken.
(5) The present location of the waste battery.
(6) If different from (1), the name and telephone number of the person who we should contact to arrange for the collection of the waste battery if it is appropriate for us to do so..

WASTE INDUSTRIAL BATTERIES

Under the Waste Batteries and Accumulators Regulations 2009 (“the Regulations”) Toyota (GB) PLC – Lexus Division is obliged to take back from an “end user of industrial batteries“ free of charge any qualifying waste “industrial battery” from 1 January 2010.

Definitions

(1) Your name and address including where appropriate your registered company name, number and address. (2) Confirmation that you are an “end user of industrial batteries” within the meaning of the Regulations. (3) Where appropriate, an explanation for any request for us to take back any battery in circumstances where we have not supplied you as the “end user” with a new hybrid battery during the relevant compliance period, either directly or through one of our retail centres. (4) The make, chemistry type and, where visible, the serial number of the battery that you wish to dispose of (the “waste battery”). (5) Where appropriate and it is known, the registration number or the vehicle identification number of the vehicle the waste battery is fitted or from which it was taken. (6) The present location of the waste battery. (7) (If different from (1), the name and telephone number of the person who should be contacted to arrange for the collection of the waste battery, if it is appropriate for us to do so.

The Regulations define an “industrial battery” as including any battery that is used as source of power for propulsion in an electric vehicle. The definition of an electric vehicle includes vehicles that are capable using other sources of power. A hybrid car is such a vehicle.

The Regulations define an “end user of industrial batteries" as−

(a) a person who last used the battery; or
(b) a waste disposal authority or any person acting on behalf of such an authority in connection with its functions under Section 51 of the Environmental Protection Act 1990.”

The Regulations define an “a compliance period” as the year 2010 or any subsequent calendar year period.

The following constitute qualifying waste industrial batteries for the purpose of the Regulations:

(1) a waste hybrid battery from one of our vehicles in circumstances where we have supplied you as the “end user” with a new hybrid battery during the relevant compliance period, either directly or through one of our retail Centres; or
(2) a waste industrial battery which - (a) you as the “end user” have tried but have been unable to return to the producer who supplied that battery or a similar industrial battery to you during the relevant compliance period; and
(b) the waste battery is of the same chemistry type as the hybrid batteries that we have placed on the UK market during the relevant compliance period or in any of the receding 3 years beginning 1 January 2009, which is to say is nickel-metal hydride; or
(c) you have tried option (a) and no one in the UK produces batteries of the same chemistry type as your waste industrial waste battery.

Take back procedure

If you are an “end user of industrial batteries” and you have a qualifying waste “industrial battery” and you wish to dispose of that battery free of charge, then please write to our CSR & Environmental Affairs Department at the address shown below providing the following information

DISCLAIMER IN RESPECT OF THIRD PARTY WEBSITES

Our CSR & Environmental Affairs Department may be contacted as follows:.

By post: Toyota (GB) PLC – Lexus Division, Great Burgh, Burgh Heath, Epsom KT 18 5UX
By email: battery@tgb.toyota.co.uk
By Telephone: 01737 367 516

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