Battery haulers, refurbishers and processors work with producers (or producer responsibility organizations operating on their behalf), who are required to establish and operate a collection system for single-use (primary) and rechargeable batteries. More information on collection system requirements will be provided through a Compliance Bulletin, which will be posted here when available.

Battery haulers, refurbishers and processors are required to register with the Authority, within 30 days of batteries being transported or refurbished. However, any battery processor that processed less than 300 tonnes of batteries (for the purpose of fulfilling producer responsibilities) in the previous calendar year is exempt from registration

Beginning in 2022, service providers are also required to report annually to the Authority.

Under the Batteries Regulation, it is the producer, not service provider, who has to meet management requirements. Managed means reused, refurbished, or processed (i.e. recovered resource).

The following management requirements are relevant for service providers to know:

  • Producers must ensure that every battery picked up from a collection site is managed within three months of the pickup date by a battery hauler.
  • The batteries must be managed by refurbishers and processors registered with the Authority or meet the registration exemption (e.g. processed less than 300 tonnes of batteries in the previous calendar year).
  • Beginning in 2023, producers may only use battery processors, (including a battery processor that may not be required to register and report) must have an average RER, calculated and verified in accordance with the Registry Procedure – Verification and Audit, of at least:
    • 80%, for single-use batteries weighing 5 kg or less
    • 70%, for rechargeable batteries weighing 5 kg or less

Learn more about producers’ management requirements

If you are a battery hauler, refurbisher or processor under the Batteries Regulation, you must create an account with the Authority’s Batteries Registry.

Register

Have questions about registration? View the following resources:

Beginning in 2022, service providers (except for those exempt from registration) are required to submit an annual report to the Authority by April 30. The first report will cover the first performance period of July 1, 2020 to December 31, 2021. Subsequent performance periods are based on calendar years.

More information on reporting requirements will be provided in a Compliance Bulletin and will be sent to service providers in advance of reporting.