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Lead-acid batteries include but are not limited to: car batteries, golf cart batteries, UPS batteries, industrial fork-lift batteries, motorcycle batteries, and commercial batteries. These can be regular lead–acid, sealed lead–acid, gel type, or absorbent glass mat batteries. These are recycled by grinding them, neutralizing the acid, and separating the polymers from the lead. The recovered materials are used in a variety of applications, including new batteries.

Waste Battery includes:

  • Used and/or End of Life Battery and/or its components or spares or parts or consumables which may or may not be hazardous in nature
  • Pre-consumer Off-Spec Battery and its components or spares or parts or consumables
  • Battery whose date for appropriate use has expired
  • Battery which has been discarded by the user


  • Producer
  • Dealer
  • Consumer
  • Entities Involved in Collection
  • Segregation
  • Transportation
  • Re-furbishment
  • Recycling Of Waste Battery

Types Of Battery

  • All types of batteries regardless of chemistry, shape, volume, weight, material composition and use

Automotive Battery

  • Battery used only for automotive starter, lighting or ignition power

Portable Battery

  • Battery that is sealed, less than five kilograms, not made for industrial purposes, electric vehicle or to be used as an Automotive Battery


Manufacture and sale of Battery including refurbished Battery, including in equipment, under its own brand
Sale of Battery including refurbished Battery, including in equipment, under its own brand produced by other manufacturers or suppliers
Import of Battery as well as equipment containing Battery

Functions Of Producer

  • Producer shall provide Extended Producer Responsibility plan in the Form 1(C) to Central Pollution Control Board by 30th June of every year for the Battery manufactured in the preceding financial year. It shall contain information on
  • Imported Battery, the Producer shall have to meet the obligation of the minimum use by way of getting such quantity of recycled materials utilised by other businesses or by way of exporting such quantity of recycled materials
  • Producer may engage itself or authoriseany other entity for collection, recycling or refurbishment of Waste Battery adhere to prohibitions and labelling requirements as prescribed in Schedule I
  • Producer shall not deal with any other entity not having registration mandated under these rules

Labelling Requirements

  • Producers shall ensure that all Battery or Battery packs are appropriately marked with requisite labelling requirements as per standards prescribed by Bureau of Indian Standards

Targets & Recoveries

  • Various types of  batteries have various targets and recoveries and we shall wait for SOP to be released by CPCB to ascertain further.

Environmental Compensation

  • Compensation to be levied on entitites withpout registration and not completing of complaince

Target Under Battery Waste Rules

Battery Type
Percentage Increase
Portable Battery used in consumer electronics
50% and 10% Increase Thereafter
Electric Vehicles (EV) Battery of E-rickshaw (three wheelers)
70% and constant at 70%
Electric Vehicles (EV) Battery of two wheelers
Electric Vehicles (EV) Battery comprising of four wheelers
Automotive Battery