Installed new SmartUPS 1000 battery, only instructions in box were 'Refer to the Web site http://www.apc.com/recycle for battery disposal facility locations.
When you go to that site, you see this:
When you purchase an APC RBC, we will take back your old battery free of charge. Just follow the instructions that accompany the new battery.
> RBC Replacement
If you are a household consumer, then you may use the established battery collection system in your country. This may require you to ship or drop the battery off at a location specified by the collection service used within your country. APC by Schneider Electric has contracted Veolia Environmental to manage battery collection for business customers. If you wish to arrange for the collection and treatment of batteries; please contact the APC by Schneider Electric Customer Care Center.
a) the 'RBC Replacement' link just takes you to: "
b) "If you wish to arrange for the collection and treatment of batteries; please contact the APC by Schneider Electric Customer Care Center" sounds great, but there is little information on exactly how to contact anything called the "Schneider Electric Customer Care Center."
Large companies CAN make recycling easy - check out Lexmark for example.
Sorry for the inconvenience. You can contact UK Customer Care Center by calling 0800 2799254
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