| January 15, 2023


Although Oregon point-of-sale notices do not require specific language, notices must be posted and indicate that 1) lead-acid batteries cannot be disposed of in household solid waste or mixed municipal waste, but must be recycled; and 2) the dealer (retailer) must accept used lead-acid batteries of the same type sold by the dealer.

If battery retailers require a fee or deposit on the returned batteries then a statement advising potential customers that the retailer charges a fee — if the customer does not provide a used lead-acid battery for trade-in — must be on the notice. The Oregon point-of-sale notices must be printed by battery retailers.

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Steve Binks of the International Lead Association

...[this] is the start of a journey that will raise global standards and help ensure that lead batteries continue to be a key enabling technology for the transition to a low carbon future.

Dr. Steve Binks, Regulatory Affairs Director, International Lead Association