Washington State Introduces All-Battery Collection/Recycling Legislation

Washington state Representatives Harris-Talley and Berry introduced a comprehensive, all-battery bill HB 1896 that would mandate the collection of rechargeable and primary batteries beginning July 1, 2025. The 30-page bill – applicable to “portable,” “medium format,” and “large format” batteries – includes recycling efficiency rates, retailer obligations, and battery labeling requirements.

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