Batteries Recycling Information for Illumina Customers

Austria

The Batteries Directive 2006/66/EC was transposed in Austria through an amendment to the Austrian waste act and a specific batteries Ordinance that followed.

There are different collection and recycling requirements for companies who place portable and industrial batteries on the Austrian market. Illumina products include both industrial and portable batteries. However, due to the way in which Illumina sells these batteries in Austria, Illumina is not classed as a batteries producer in Austria and therefore is not legally required to implement collection and recycling arrangements for these batteries.

Portable Batteries

Producers of portable batteries must finance the take-back and recycling of waste portable batteries from portable batteries collection points. The producer normally achieves this by joining a local portable batteries compliance scheme and paying a batteries recycling fee.

Due to the way in which Illumina sells portable batteries in Austria, Illumina is not classed as a portable batteries producer in Austria. Illumina is therefore not legally required to join a portable batteries compliance scheme and pay for the collection and recycling for these types of batteries.

You can contact your local authority to identify local collection points where you can dispose of any waste portable batteries you hold.

Industrial Batteries

Producers of industrial batteries must provide arrangements to take-back waste industrial batteries from end-users, when requested, unless other arrangements are contractually agreed.

Lead-acid batteries which are supplied as part of Illumina's Uninterruptable Power Supply (UPS) units are classed as industrial batteries. However, due to the way in which Illumina sells batteries in Austria, Illumina is not classed as an industrial batteries producer in Austria. Illumina is therefore not legally required to pay for the collection and recycling for these types of batteries from end-users. When Illumina industrial batteries become waste, the end-user must therefore manage disposal of these batteries themselves.

For details of industrial batteries collection and recycling provisions close to you, please contact your local authority, or a local waste contractor through whom you may be able to arrange disposal.

Belgium

The Batteries Directive 2006/66/EC was transposed in Belgium through separate Producer Responsibility Decrees in the three regions of Belgium (Walloon, Flanders and Brussels), plus Environmental Agreements between the regional governments.

There are different collection and recycling requirements for companies who place portable and industrial batteries on the Belgian market. Illumina products include both industrial and portable batteries.

Portable Batteries

As a portable batteries producer, Illumina finances the collection and treatment of waste portable batteries from nationwide collection points (according to its market share) through membership to local portable batteries compliance scheme, Bebat. Bebat manages all aspects of batteries collection and recycling in Belgium on behalf of Illumina. For further information, please contact the scheme using the following details:

Compliance Scheme Telephone Number Address Website Email
BEBAT +32 (0)16 76 88 91 Walstraat 5, B-3300 Tienen, Belgium www.bebat.be info@bebat.be
Industrial Batteries

Lead-acid batteries which are supplied as part of Illumina's Uninterruptable Power Supply (UPS) units are classed as industrial batteries. Producers of industrial batteries, like Illumina, are required to finance the collection and recovery of waste industrial batteries from collection points accessible to end users.

Illumina has contracted with Bebat, who also handle industrial batteries recycling, to take-back waste industrial batteries from industrial batteries collection points on behalf of Illumina. Depending on your location and the waste industrial battery consignment, Bebat may also be able to offer a service to collect waste Illumina industrial batteries directly from you.

To identify a waste industrial batteries collection point accessible to you where you can deliver waste Illumina industrial batteries, discuss the possibility of Bebat collecting waste Illumina industrial batteries directly from your location, or for further general information about industrial batteries compliance in Belgium, please contact the scheme using the details above.

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Bulgaria

Illumina products which include industrial and portable batteries are sold in Bulgaria by dealers and distributors. The dealers and distributors act as the importer of these batteries into Bulgaria and have the legal responsibility to meet any industrial and portable batteries producer collection and recycling requirements for the batteries that they sell.

Please contact the dealer or distributor of the Illumina product that you purchased to find out what collection and recycling arrangements they have implemented for industrial and portable batteries included with the product at end-of-life.

You may contact Illumina to identify dealers and distributors in Bulgaria:

Tel: +44(0)1799.534.000 (Select Option 2)
customerservice@illumina.com
www.illumina.com/contact

Croatia

Illumina products which include industrial and portable batteries are sold in Croatia by dealers and distributors. The dealers and distributors act as the importer of these batteries into Croatia and have the legal responsibility to meet any industrial and portable batteries producer collection and recycling requirements for the batteries that they sell.

Please contact the dealer or distributor of the Illumina product that you purchased to find out what collection and recycling arrangements they have implemented for industrial and portable batteries included with the product at end-of-life.

You may contact Illumina to identify dealers and distributors in Croatia:

Tel: +44(0)1799.534.000 (Select Option 2)
customerservice@illumina.com
www.illumina.com/contact

Cyprus

Illumina products which include industrial and portable batteries are sold in Cyprus by dealers and distributors. The dealers and distributors act as the importer of these batteries into Cyprus and have the legal responsibility to meet any industrial and portable batteries producer collection and recycling requirements for the batteries that they sell.

Please contact the dealer or distributor of the Illumina product that you purchased to find out what collection and recycling arrangements they have implemented for industrial and portable batteries included with the product at end-of-life.

You may contact Illumina to identify dealers and distributors in Cyprus:

Tel: +44(0)1799.534.000 (Select Option 2)
customerservice@illumina.com
www.illumina.com/contact

Czech Republic

Illumina products which include industrial and portable batteries are sold in Czech Republic by dealers and distributors. The dealers and distributors act as the importer of these batteries into Czech Republic and have the legal responsibility to meet any industrial and portable batteries producer collection and recycling requirements for the batteries that they sell.

Please contact the dealer or distributor of the Illumina product that you purchased to find out what collection and recycling arrangements they have implemented for industrial and portable batteries included with the product at end-of-life.

You may contact Illumina to identify dealers and distributors in Czech Republic:

Tel: +44(0)1799.534.000 (Select Option 2)
customerservice@illumina.com
www.illumina.com/contact

Denmark

The Batteries Directive 2006/66/EC was transposed in Denmark through an amendment to the ‘Act on Environmental Protection’, of June 2008.

Illumina products include both industrial and portable batteries. There are different collection and recycling requirements for companies who place portable and industrial batteries on the Danish market.

Portable Batteries

As a portable batteries producer, Illumina finances the municipal collection of waste portable batteries each year through the payment of a portable batteries tax. However, due to the quantity of portable batteries that Illumina sells in Denmark each year, Illumina is not required at this time to finance the collection and recycling of these batteries from municipal collection points, for example, by joining a local batteries producer compliance scheme.

Industrial Batteries

Lead-acid batteries which are supplied as part of Illumina's Uninterruptable Power Supply (UPS) units are classed as industrial batteries. Producers of industrial batteries, like Illumina, are required to take back and recycle waste industrial batteries from end users when supplying new industrial batteries, unless an alternative contractual arrangement is stipulated. In line with this, Illumina has chosen to require end users of industrial batteries that Illumina sells in Denmark to be responsible for arranging and financing the collection and recycling of these batteries when they reach end-of-life, even when purchasing new industrial batteries from Illumina.

For details of industrial batteries collection and recycling provisions close to you, please contact your local authority, or a local waste contractor through whom you may be able to arrange disposal. You can also contact the Danish Producer Responsibility System (DPA-System) directly for further information, at http://www.dpa-system.dk

Estonia

The Batteries Directive 2006/66/EC was transposed in Estonia through 6 legal texts.

There are different collection and recycling requirements for companies who place portable and industrial batteries on the Estonian market. Illumina products include both industrial and portable batteries. However, due to the way in which Illumina sells these batteries in Estonia, Illumina is not classed as a batteries producer in Estonia and therefore is not legally required to implement collection and recycling arrangements for these batteries.

Portable Batteries

Producers of portable batteries must finance the take-back and recycling of waste portable batteries from portable batteries collection points. The producer normally achieves this by joining a local portable batteries compliance scheme and paying a batteries recycling fee.

Due to the way in which Illumina sells portable batteries in Estonia, Illumina is not classed as a portable batteries producer in Estonia. Illumina is therefore not legally required to join a portable batteries compliance scheme and pay for the collection and recycling for these types of batteries.

You can contact your local authority to identify local collection points where you can dispose of any waste portable batteries you hold.

Industrial Batteries

Producers of industrial batteries must develop a waste plan and finance the take back and recycling of waste industrial batteries from end-users, when requested, unless other arrangements are contractually agreed.

Lead-acid batteries which are supplied as part of Illumina's Uninterruptable Power Supply (UPS) units are classed as industrial batteries. However, due to the way in which Illumina sells batteries in Estonia, Illumina is not classed as an industrial batteries producer in Estonia. Illumina is therefore not legally required to pay for the collection and recycling for these types of batteries from end-users. When Illumina industrial batteries become waste, the end-user must therefore manage disposal of these batteries themselves.

For details of industrial batteries collection and recycling provisions close to you, please contact your local authority, or a local waste contractor through whom you may be able to arrange disposal.

Finland

The Batteries Directive 2006/66/EC was transposed in Finland through Batteries Ordinance 422/2008 of 2008, but has since been repealed and replaced by a new Ordinance.

There are different collection and recycling requirements for companies who place portable and industrial batteries on the Finnish market. Illumina products include both industrial and portable batteries.

Portable Batteries

As a portable batteries producer, Illumina finances the collection and treatment of waste portable batteries from nationwide collection points (according to its market share) through membership to local portable batteries compliance scheme, Recser. Recser manages all aspects of batteries collection and recycling in Finland on behalf of Illumina. For further information, please contact the scheme using the following details:

Compliance Scheme Telephone Number Address Website Email
RECSER OY +358 (0) 10 249 1717 Teknobulevardi 3-5, FI 01530 VANTAA, Finland www.recser.fi info@recser.fi
Industrial Batteries

Lead-acid batteries supplied as part of Illumina's Uninterruptable Power Supply (UPS) units are classed as industrial batteries. Producers of industrial batteries, like Illumina, must ensure that waste industrial batteries they place on the market are always taken back from end users, when requested. Illumina has contracted with local industrial batteries compliance scheme, Akkukierrätys, to take-back Illumina's waste industrial batteries from end users, when requested.

If you wish to dispose of Illumina industrial batteries that have become waste, you may deliver these industrial batteries to a collection point close to you. To find your nearest collection point, please visit www.kierratys.info

Depending on your location, Akkukierrätys may be able to offer a service to collect waste Illumina industrial batteries directly from you. To enquire about this service and for further information, please contact the scheme using the following details:

Compliance Scheme Telephone Number Address Website Email
Akkukierrätys Pb Oy +358 (0) 10 231 0490 Karjalankatu 2, 4. krs,2 FIN-00520, Helsinki www.akkukierratyspb.fi info@akkukierratyspb.fi
France

The Batteries Directive 2006/66/EC was transposed in France through Decree 1139 of 22 September 2009.

Illumina products include both industrial and portable batteries. There are different collection and recycling requirements for companies who place portable and industrial batteries on the French market.

Portable Batteries

As a portable batteries producer, Illumina finances the take-back of portable batteries collected by retailers, municipalities and economic operators (third parties who may collect batteries with the approval of the French Ministry) in proportion to Illumina's market share, through membership to local portable batteries compliance scheme, Corepile. Corepile manages all aspects of portable batteries collection and recycling in France on behalf of Illumina. For further information, please contact the scheme using the following details:

Compliance Scheme Telephone Number Address Website Email
Corepile +33 (0) 820 802 820 17, rue Georges Bizet, 75116 Paris www.corepile.fr corepile@corepile.fr
Industrial Batteries

Lead-acid batteries which are supplied as part of Illumina's Uninterruptable Power Supply (UPS) units are classed as industrial batteries. Producers of industrial batteries, like Illumina, are required to provide facilities for end users (and dismantlers) to return waste industrial batteries free of charge, unless an alternative contractual arrangement is stipulated. In line with this, Illumina has chosen to require end users of industrial batteries that Illumina sells in France to be responsible for arranging and financing the collection and recycling of these batteries when they reach end-of-life.

For details of industrial batteries collection and recycling provisions close to you, please contact your local authority, or a local waste contractor through whom you may be able to arrange disposal.

Germany

The Batteries Directive 2006/66/EC was transposed in Germany through the German Batteries Act, which was published on 30 June 2009.

Illumina products include both industrial and portable batteries. There are different collection and recycling requirements for companies who place portable and industrial batteries on the German market.

Portable Batteries

As a portable batteries producer, Illumina finances the take-back and recycling of waste portable batteries collected by retailers and municipal collection points through membership to local portable batteries compliance scheme, GRS. GRS manages all aspects of portable batteries collection and recycling in Germany on behalf of Illumina. For further information, please contact the scheme using the following details:

Compliance Scheme Telephone Number Address Website
Stiftung GRS Batterien +49 (40) 23 77 88 Heidenkampsweg 44, 20097 Hamburg www.grs-batterien.com
Industrial Batteries

Lead-acid batteries which are supplied as part of Illumina's Uninterruptable Power Supply (UPS) units are classed as industrial batteries. Producers of industrial batteries, like Illumina, are required to provide an appropriate collection facility for the industrial batteries they have placed on the market, when they become waste.

If you wish to send Illumina waste industrial batteries for recycling, please contact us and we will make necessary (separate) arrangements with GRS to collect and recycle these industrial batteries.

Tel: +44(0)1799.534.000 (Select Option 2)
customerservice@illumina.com

Alternatively, you can contact your local authority for details of industrial batteries collection and recycling provisions close to you, or a local waste contractor through whom you may be able to arrange disposal.

Greece

Illumina products which include industrial and portable batteries are sold in Greece by dealers and distributors. The dealers and distributors act as the importer of these batteries into Greece and have the legal responsibility to meet any industrial and portable batteries producer collection and recycling requirements for the batteries that they sell.

Please contact the dealer or distributor of the Illumina product that you purchased to find out what collection and recycling arrangements they have implemented for industrial and portable batteries included with the product at end-of-life.

You may contact Illumina to identify dealers and distributors in Greece:

Tel: +44(0)1799.534.000 (Select Option 2)
customerservice@illumina.com
www.illumina.com/contact

Hungary

Illumina products which include industrial and portable batteries are sold in Hungary by dealers and distributors. The dealers and distributors act as the importer of these batteries into Hungary and have the legal responsibility to meet any industrial and portable batteries producer collection and recycling requirements for the batteries that they sell.

Please contact the dealer or distributor of the Illumina product that you purchased to find out what collection and recycling arrangements they have implemented for industrial and portable batteries included with the product at end-of-life.

You may contact Illumina to identify dealers and distributors in Hungary:

Tel: +44(0)1799.534.000 (Select Option 2)
customerservice@illumina.com
www.illumina.com/contact

Iceland

Iceland is not part of the European Union and therefore does not have a legal obligation to implement the Batteries Directive into national law. However, Iceland has implemented its own Batteries and Waste Batteries legislation which implements many of the requirements of the Batteries Directive. Currently, collection and recycling requirements are only placed on portable batteries producers.

Illumina products include both industrial and portable batteries. However, due to the way in which Illumina sells these batteries in Estonia, Illumina is not classed as a batteries producer in Iceland and therefore is not legally required to implement collection and recycling arrangements for these batteries.

Portable Batteries

Producers of portable batteries must finance the treatment (but not the collection) of waste portable batteries through payments to the Icelandic Recycling Fund.

Due to the way in which Illumina sells portable batteries in Iceland, Illumina is not classed as a portable batteries producer in Iceland. Illumina is therefore not legally required to pay into the Icelandic Recycling Fund.

You can contact your local authority to identify local collection points where you can dispose of any waste portable batteries you hold.

Industrial Batteries

Lead-acid batteries which are supplied as part of Illumina's Uninterruptable Power Supply (UPS) units are classed as industrial batteries.

There are currently no collection and recycling requirements placed on industrial batteries producers. In any case, due to the way in which Illumina sells batteries in Iceland, Illumina is not classed as an industrial batteries producer in Iceland.

There is however a disposal ban on industrial batteries. For details of industrial batteries collection and recycling provisions close to you, please contact your local authority, or a local waste contractor through whom you may be able to arrange disposal.

Ireland

The Batteries Directive 2006/66/EC was transposed in Ireland through the Waste Management (Batteries and Accumulators) Regulations 2008.

Illumina products include both industrial and portable batteries. There are different collection and recycling requirements for companies who place portable and industrial batteries on the Irish market.

Portable Batteries

As a portable batteries producer, Illumina finances the take-back, treatment and recovery of waste portable batteries from collection points and civic amenity facilities across Ireland, through membership to local portable batteries compliance scheme, WEEE Ireland. WEEE Ireland manages all aspects of portable batteries collection and recycling in Ireland on behalf of Illumina. For further information, please contact the scheme using the following details:

Compliance Scheme Telephone Number Address Email Address Website
WEEE Ireland +353 (0) 1 299 9320 Whelan House, South County Business Park,
Leopardstown, Dublin 18
info@weeeireland.ie www.weeeireland.ie
Industrial Batteries

Lead-acid batteries which are supplied as part of Illumina's Uninterruptable Power Supply (UPS) units are classed as industrial batteries. Producers of industrial batteries, like Illumina, are required to take back waste industrial batteries from waste industrial batteries collection points.

Illumina has contracted with WEEE Ireland, who also handle industrial batteries recycling, to take-back waste industrial batteries from collection points on behalf of Illumina. WEEE Ireland will also collect waste industrial batteries directly from Illumina customers, on request. To identify a waste industrial batteries collection point close to you where you can deliver waste Illumina industrial batteries, or to arrange for WEEE Ireland to collect waste Illumina industrial batteries directly from your location, please contact the scheme using the details above.

Italy

The Batteries Directive 2006/66/EC was transposed into Italian legislation through Decree 108/2008.

Illumina products include both industrial and portable batteries. There are different collection and recycling requirements for companies who place portable and industrial batteries on the Italian market.

Portable Batteries

As a portable batteries producer, Illumina finances the collection, treatment and recycling of waste portable batteries from nationwide collection points, through membership to local portable batteries compliance scheme, ERP Italia. ERP Italia manages all aspects of portable batteries collection and recycling in Italy on behalf of Illumina. For further information, please contact the scheme using the following details:

Compliance Scheme Telephone Number Address Email Address Website
ERP Italia +39 02 9214 7479 Viale Assunta, 101, 20063 Cernusco sul Naviglio italy@erp-recycling.org www.erp-recycling.it
Industrial Batteries

Lead-acid batteries which are supplied as part of Illumina's Uninterruptable Power Supply (UPS) units are classed as industrial batteries. Producers of industrial batteries, like Illumina, are required to ensure a nationwide collection system for industrial batteries near to end-users, and from municipal collection points.

Illumina has contracted with ERP Italia, who also handle industrial batteries recycling, to take-back waste industrial batteries from industrial batteries collection points on behalf of Illumina. ERP Italia will also collect waste industrial batteries directly from Illumina customers, on request. To identify a waste industrial batteries collection point close to you where you can deliver waste Illumina industrial batteries, or to arrange for ERP Italia to collect waste Illumina industrial batteries directly from your location, please contact the scheme using the details above.

Latvia

Illumina products which include industrial and portable batteries are sold in Latvia by dealers and distributors. The dealers and distributors act as the importer of these batteries into Latvia and have the legal responsibility to meet any industrial and portable batteries producer collection and recycling requirements for the batteries that they sell.

Please contact the dealer or distributor of the Illumina product that you purchased to find out what collection and recycling arrangements they have implemented for industrial and portable batteries included with the product at end-of-life.

You may contact Illumina to identify dealers and distributors in Latvia:

Tel: +44(0)1799.534.000 (Select Option 2)
customerservice@illumina.com
www.illumina.com/contact

Lithuania

The Batteries Directive 2006/66/EC was transposed in Lithuania through an amendment to the Lithuanian Waste Act, followed by several subsidiary texts that lay out more detailed requirements.

There are different collection and recycling requirements for companies who place portable and industrial batteries on the Lithuanian market. Illumina products include both industrial and portable batteries.

Portable Batteries

As a portable batteries producer, Illumina finances the collection and treatment of waste portable batteries from nationwide collection points (according to its market share) through membership to local portable batteries compliance scheme, GIA. GIA manages all aspects of portable batteries collection and recycling in Lithuania on behalf of Illumina. For further information, please contact the scheme using the following details:

As a portable batteries producer, Illumina finances the collection and treatment of waste portable batteries from nationwide collection points (according to its market share) through membership to local portable batteries compliance scheme, GIA. GIA manages all aspects of portable batteries collection and recycling in Lithuania on behalf of Illumina. For further information, please contact the scheme using the following details:

Compliance Scheme Telephone Number Address Website Email
GIA +370 5 273 00 84 Fabijoniškių g. 96, 07100 Vilnius, Lithuania www.gia.lt info@gia.lt
Industrial Batteries

Lead-acid batteries which are supplied as part of Illumina's Uninterruptable Power Supply (UPS) units are classed as industrial batteries. Producers of industrial batteries, like Illumina, are required to provide arrangements for the collection and recycling of waste industrial batteries in Lithuania.

Illumina has contracted with GIA, who also handle industrial batteries recycling, to provide arrangements for the collection and recycling of waste industrial batteries in Lithuania on behalf of Illumina. GIA will collect Illumina waste industrial batteries from end users on request and arrange for recycling, or arrange for delivery to a local collection point.

To identify a waste industrial batteries collection point accessible to you where you can deliver waste Illumina industrial batteries, arrange for GIA to collect Illumina waste industrial batteries directly from your location, or for further general information about industrial batteries compliance in Lithuania, please contact the scheme using the details above.

Luxembourg

The Batteries Directive 2006/66/EC was transposed in Luxembourg through the Decree law on Batteries and Waste Batteries, published on 30 December 2008.

Illumina products include both industrial and portable batteries. There are different collection and recycling requirements for companies who place portable and industrial batteries on the Luxembourg market.

Portable Batteries

As a portable batteries producer, Illumina finances the costs of collection, treatment and recycling of waste portable batteries from nationwide collection points, through membership to local portable batteries compliance scheme, Ecobatterien. Ecobatterien manages all aspects of portable batteries collection and recycling in Luxembourg on behalf of Illumina. For further information, please contact the scheme using the following details:

Compliance Scheme Telephone Number Address Email Address Website
Ecobatterien +352 26 09 87 35 Square Mile Belval, 11, Boulevard du Jazz, L-4370 Belvaux info@ecobatterien.lu www.ecobatterien.lu
Industrial Batteries

Lead-acid batteries which are supplied as part of Illumina's Uninterruptable Power Supply (UPS) units are classed as industrial batteries. Producers of industrial batteries, like Illumina, are required to provide arrangements to take back waste industrial batteries from end-users.

Illumina has contracted with Ecobatterien, who also handle industrial batteries recycling, to implement such arrangements for Illumina.

If you wish to dispose of Illumina waste industrial batteries in Luxembourg, a municipal collection point close to you may accept these batteries is they are of "household quantity". For details of municipal collection points which may accept your consignment of waste industrial batteries, please contact your local authority. For waste industrial battery consignments that will not be accepted by a local municipal collection point, you can dispose of the batteries using one of the following two methods:

  • Take them to Ecobatterien’s ‘sorting and regrouping center’ (www.sdk.lu), located in Colmar-Berg, in the geographical center of Luxembourg;
  • Call a ‘collector’ accredited by Ecobatterien using details at the following link (www.ecobatterien.lu/en/professionals.html#collecte), to come and collect the waste industrial battery consignment directly from you, for transportation to Ecobatterien’s ‘sorting and regrouping center’.
Malta

Illumina products which include industrial and portable batteries are sold in Malta by dealers and distributors. The dealers and distributors act as the importer of these batteries into Malta and have the legal responsibility to meet any industrial and portable batteries producer collection and recycling requirements for the batteries that they sell.

Please contact the dealer or distributor of the Illumina product that you purchased to find out what collection and recycling arrangements they have implemented for industrial and portable batteries included with the product at end-of-life.

You may contact Illumina to identify dealers and distributors in Malta:

Tel: +44(0)1799.534.000 (Select Option 2)
customerservice@illumina.com
www.illumina.com/contact

Netherlands

The Batteries Directive 2006/66/EC was transposed in Netherlands in 2018, through three separate regulations.

Illumina products include both industrial and portable batteries. There are different collection and recycling requirements for companies who place portable and industrial batteries on the Dutch market.

Portable Batteries

As a portable batteries producer, Illumina finances the take-back and recycling of waste portable batteries from collection points through membership to local portable batteries compliance scheme, Stibat. Stibat manages all aspects of portable batteries collection and recycling in Netherlands on behalf of Illumina. For further information, please contact the scheme using the following details:

Compliance Scheme Telephone Number Address Email Address Website
Stibat 079 - 363 20 90 Röntgenlaan 7, 2719 DX ZOETERMEER info@stibat.nl www.stibat.nl
Industrial Batteries

Lead-acid batteries which are supplied as part of Illumina's Uninterruptable Power Supply (UPS) units are classed as industrial batteries. Producers of industrial batteries, like Illumina, are required to accept their industrial batteries back from end users when they become waste, if requested.

If you wish to send Illumina waste industrial batteries for recycling, please contact us and we will make necessary (separate) arrangements with Stibat to collect and recycle these industrial batteries:

Tel: +44(0)1799.534.000 (Select Option 2)
customerservice@illumina.com

Alternatively, you can contact your local authority for details of industrial batteries collection and recycling provisions close to you, or a local waste contractor through whom you may be able to arrange disposal.

Norway

Collection and Recycling Arrangements in Norway

Norway is not part of the European Union and therefore does not have a legal obligation to implement the Batteries Directive into national law. However, an agreement under the European Economic Area (EEA) means that Norway is required to adopt broadly similar environmental legislation to that passed in the EU. As such, Norway has implemented its own Batteries and Waste Batteries legislation which is implements many of the requirements of the Batteries Directive.

Illumina products include both industrial and portable batteries. Like in most EU Member States, there are different collection and recycling requirements for companies who place portable and industrial batteries on the Norwegian market.

As a portable batteries producer, Illumina finances the collection and environmentally sound treatment of batteries disposed of by end users at local municipal collection points, through membership to local portable batteries compliance scheme, RENAS. RENAS manages all aspects of portable batteries collection and recycling in Norway on behalf of Illumina. For further information, please contact the scheme using the following details:

Compliance Scheme Telephone Number Address Email Address Website
RENAS AS +47 22 13 52 00 P.B. 268 Skøyen, 0212 Oslo renas@renas.no www.renas.no
Industrial Batteries

Lead-acid batteries which are supplied as part of Illumina's Uninterruptable Power Supply (UPS) units are classed as industrial batteries. Producers of industrial batteries, like Illumina, are required to finance collection, transport and recycling/disposal of these batteries at end-of-life from industrial battery collection points.

Illumina has contracted with RENAS, who also handle industrial batteries recycling, to collect, transport and recycle/disposal of industrial batteries at end-of-life from industrial battery collection points.

If you wish to dispose of Illumina waste industrial batteries in Norway, please contact your nearest local waste collection point from where RENAS will collect. You can find your nearest collection point and the collection point’s contact details via the following link:

Industrial batteries collection points: https://sortere.no/bedrift/kart/avfallstype/9/Batterier

You can also contact RENAS directly to understand the arrangements that are in place to allow Illumina customers to send waste Illumina industrial batteries for recycling.

Poland

Illumina products which include industrial and portable batteries are sold in Poland by dealers and distributors. The dealers and distributors act as the importer of these batteries into Poland and have the legal responsibility to meet any industrial and portable batteries producer collection and recycling requirements for the batteries that they sell.

Please contact the dealer or distributor of the Illumina product that you purchased to find out what collection and recycling arrangements they have implemented for industrial and portable batteries included with the product at end-of-life.

You may contact Illumina to identify dealers and distributors in Poland:

Tel: +44(0)1799.534.000 (Select Option 2)
customerservice@illumina.com
www.illumina.com/contact

Portugal

Illumina products which include industrial and portable batteries are sold in Portugal by dealers and distributors. The dealers and distributors act as the importer of these batteries into Portugal and have the legal responsibility to meet any industrial and portable batteries producer collection and recycling requirements for the batteries that they sell.

Please contact the dealer or distributor of the Illumina product that you purchased to find out what collection and recycling arrangements they have implemented for industrial and portable batteries included with the product at end-of-life.

You may contact Illumina to identify dealers and distributors in Portugal:

Tel: +44(0)1799.534.000 (Select Option 2)
customerservice@illumina.com
www.illumina.com/contact

Romania

Illumina products which include industrial and portable batteries are sold in Romania by dealers and distributors. The dealers and distributors act as the importer of these batteries into Romania and have the legal responsibility to meet any industrial and portable batteries producer collection and recycling requirements for the batteries that they sell.

Please contact the dealer or distributor of the Illumina product that you purchased to find out what collection and recycling arrangements they have implemented for industrial and portable batteries included with the product at end-of-life.

You may contact Illumina to identify dealers and distributors in Romania:

Tel: +44(0)1799.534.000 (Select Option 2)
customerservice@illumina.com
www.illumina.com/contact

Slovakia

Illumina products which include industrial and portable batteries are sold in Slovakia by dealers and distributors. The dealers and distributors act as the importer of these batteries into Slovakia and have the legal responsibility to meet any industrial and portable batteries producer collection and recycling requirements for the batteries that they sell.

Please contact the dealer or distributor of the Illumina product that you purchased to find out what collection and recycling arrangements they have implemented for industrial and portable batteries included with the product at end-of-life.

You may contact Illumina to identify dealers and distributors in Slovakia:

Tel: +44(0)1799.534.000 (Select Option 2)
customerservice@illumina.com
www.illumina.com/contact

Slovenia

Illumina products which include industrial and portable batteries are sold in Slovenia by dealers and distributors. The dealers and distributors act as the importer of these batteries into Slovenia and have the legal responsibility to meet any industrial and portable batteries producer collection and recycling requirements for the batteries that they sell.

Please contact the dealer or distributor of the Illumina product that you purchased to find out what collection and recycling arrangements they have implemented for industrial and portable batteries included with the product at end-of-life.

You may contact Illumina to identify dealers and distributors in Slovenia:

Tel: +44(0)1799.534.000 (Select Option 2)
customerservice@illumina.com
www.illumina.com/contact

Spain

The Batteries Directive 2006/66/EC was transposed in Spain through Royal Decree 106/2008, published on 12 February 2008.

Illumina products include both industrial and portable batteries. There are different collection and recycling requirements for companies who place portable and industrial batteries on the Spanish market.

Portable Batteries

As a portable batteries producer, Illumina finances the collection, treatment and recycling of waste portable batteries from waste portable batteries collection points, through membership to local portable batteries compliance scheme, Ecopilas. Ecopilas manages all aspects of portable batteries collection and recycling in Spain on behalf of Illumina. For further information, please contact the scheme using the following details:

Compliance Scheme Telephone Number Address Email Address Website
Ecopilas +34 91 417 0890 Orense Street nº 62, 28020 Madrid ecopilas@ecopilas.es www.ecopilas.es
Industrial Batteries

Lead-acid batteries which are supplied as part of Illumina's Uninterruptable Power Supply (UPS) units are classed as industrial batteries. Producers of industrial batteries, like Illumina, are required to set up accessible collection points where end users can return waste industrial batteries, when required.

Illumina has contracted with Ecopilas, who also handle industrial batteries recycling and provide such collection points. End-users of Illumina industrial batteries in Spain have access to these local collection points to dispose of these batteries at end-of-life. To identify a collection point close to you where you can deliver waste Illumina industrial batteries, please contact Ecopilas using the scheme's details above.

Sweden

The Batteries Directive 2006/66/EC was transposed in Sweden in November 2008, though a new Batteries Ordinance.

Illumina products include both industrial and portable batteries. Like other EU Member States, there are different collection and recycling requirements for companies who place portable and industrial batteries on the Swedish market. However, due to the quantities of portable and industrial batteries which Illumina sells in Sweden, Illumina is not legally required to implement collection and recycling arrangements for these batteries.

Portable Batteries

Producers of portable batteries must finance the take-back and recycling of waste portable batteries from collection points. The producer normally achieves this by joining a local portable batteries compliance scheme and paying a batteries recycling fee. However, producers are exempt from this requirement if they sell under a certain threshold of batteries in Sweden.

Due to the quantities of portable batteries which Illumina sells in Sweden, Illumina is not legally required to join a portable batteries compliance scheme and pay for the collection and recycling for these types of batteries.

You can contact your local authority to identify local collection points where you can dispose of any waste portable batteries you hold.

Industrial Batteries

Producers of industrial batteries must take back batteries that become waste by ensuring the existence of one or more collection systems.

Lead-acid batteries which are supplied as part of Illumina's Uninterruptable Power Supply (UPS) units are classed as industrial batteries. However, due to the quantities of industrial batteries which Illumina sells in Sweden, Illumina is not legally required to provide waste industrial batteries collection systems. When Illumina industrial batteries become waste, the end-user must therefore manage disposal of these batteries themselves.

For details of industrial batteries collection and recycling provisions close to you, please contact your local authority, or a local waste contractor through whom you may be able to arrange disposal.

Switzerland

Switzerland is not part of the European Union and therefore does not have a legal obligation to implement the Batteries Directive into national law. However, Switzerland has implemented its own Batteries and Waste Batteries legislation which implements many of the requirements of the Batteries Directive.

Illumina products include both industrial and portable batteries. As a portable and industrial batteries producer, Illumina pays an Advance Recycling Fee (ARF) to the central batteries compliance scheme INOBAT in Switzerland, to fund the take-back, treatment and recycling of waste portable and industrial batteries from nationwide collection points.

Lead-acid batteries which are supplied as part of Illumina's Uninterruptable Power Supply (UPS) units are classed as industrial batteries. End-users of Illumina batteries in Switzerland, including these industrial batteries, have access to local batteries collection points to dispose of these batteries at end-of-life. To identify a collection point close to you where you can deliver waste Illumina industrial batteries, please contact INOBAT using the scheme's details below.

Compliance Scheme Telephone Number Address Email Address Website
INOBAT +41 (0) 31 380 79 61 Postfach 1023, 3000 Bern inobat@awo.ch www.inobat.ch
United Kingdom

The Batteries Directive 2006/66/EC was transposed in the United Kingdom in 2009, though SI 2164/2008 and SI 890/2009.

Illumina products include both industrial and portable batteries. There are different collection and recycling requirements for companies who place portable and industrial batteries on the United Kingdom market.

Portable Batteries

Producers of portable batteries who place on the United Kingdom market more than one tonne of portable batteries per year must finance the collection, recycling and disposal of waste portable batteries, by joining a local portable batteries compliance scheme and paying a batteries recycling fee.

Due to the quantities of portable batteries which Illumina sells in the United Kingdom, Illumina is not legally required to join a portable batteries compliance scheme and pay for the collection and recycling for these types of batteries.

You can contact your local authority to identify local collection points where you can dispose of any waste portable batteries you hold.

Industrial Batteries

Lead-acid batteries which are supplied as part of Illumina's Uninterruptable Power Supply (UPS) units are classed as industrial batteries. Producers of industrial batteries, like Illumina, must make arrangements for the separate collection and recycling of waste industrial batteries.

Illumina has established a separate industrial batteries recycling contract with the European Advanced Recycling Network (EARN) to collect and recycle Illumina industrial batteries from end users when they become waste, if requested. To arrange for EARN's recycler in the UK to collect waste Illumina industrial batteries directly from your location, please contact the recycler using the details below.

Recycler Telephone Number Website
MDJ Light Bros Ltd +44 (0) 1273 486 848 www.lightbros.co.uk

Alternatively, you can request an industrial batteries collection via the following link: http://b2btool.earn-service.com/illumina/batteryselect , or contact Illumina and we will make the necessary arrangements with the recycler to collect waste Illumina industrial batteries directly from your location

Tel: +44(0)1799.534.000 (Select Option 2)
customerservice@illumina.com
www.illumina.com/contact