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Changes to storage regulations for ULAB in Queensland

Recent changes to the Queensland Government’s hazardous waste regulations have increased the minimum quantity of used lead acid batteries (ULAB) that can be stored without a licence. Under the previous regulation a licence was not required if the quantity was ‘fewer than 500 batteries’ for no more than 28 days. The limit has been increased to ‘not more than 3000 used lead-acid batteries, up to a total mass of 45t’ and the time limit has been removed. According to the Government the storage quantity threshold has been increased to allow regional areas to collect and store sufficient quantity to make collection and recycling a more viable option.
The regulation amending the requirements for battery storage can be accessed here. Page 6 contains the relevant section for battery storage. The explanatory notes are available here.