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.
(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