Manufacturers and importers of batteries and products that contain batteries are responsible for their collection and recycling. IBM participates in the Stibat (Stichting Batterijen) program which carries out the implementation of IBM's battery collection and recycling obligations.
Stibat works in conjunction with municipal collections, together providing numerous drop off sites. In addition to the municipal-run small chemical waste (scw) depots and "chemocar" (scw collection vehicle), batteries may also be dropped off at many retail stores and supermarkets.
For more information go to www.stibat.nl (link resides outside of ibm.com).