(a) Each person who purchases a battery shall return a used battery to the retailer or pay a deposit of five dollars for each new battery purchased. Any person paying a deposit pursuant to this subsection shall receive a five-dollar refund if such person returns a used battery, with a receipt from such retailer, within thirty days after the purchase of a new battery.

Terms Used In Connecticut General Statutes 22a-256h

  • month: means a calendar month, and the word "year" means a calendar year, unless otherwise expressed. See Connecticut General Statutes 1-1
  • person: means any individual, firm, partnership, association, syndicate, company, trust, corporation, nonstock corporation, limited liability company, municipality, agency or political or administrative subdivision of the state, or other legal entity of any kind. See Connecticut General Statutes 22a-2

(b) All funds received by a retailer pursuant to the provisions of subsection (a) of this section shall accrue to the retailer.

(c) From October 1, 1990, to April 1, 1992, inclusive, no retailer may refuse to accept a used battery from a consumer who does not purchase a battery from such retailer provided no retailer shall be required to accept more than three batteries from any such consumer. The consumer shall not receive a deposit refund for a battery returned pursuant to the provisions of this subsection unless the consumer presents a receipt as described in subsection (a) of this section.

(d) A retailer shall not refuse to accept used batteries from consumers in accordance with the provisions of sections 22a-256f to 22a-256i, inclusive. Any batteries accepted by a retailer shall be disposed of in accordance with the provisions of said sections.

(e) Each retailer shall post a written notice at his place of business which shall advise consumers that it is illegal to discard a battery, that such batteries must be recycled, that such retailer is required to accept up to three batteries from a consumer who is not purchasing a battery for a period of eighteen months beginning on October 1, 1990, in accordance with the provisions of subsection (c) of this section and that after such eighteen-month period such retailer is required to accept a used battery for recycling, in exchange for the purchase of a new battery. Such notice shall be at least eight and one-half inches wide and at least eleven inches in length.

(f) Any person who violates any provision of subsection (e) of this section shall be fined not less than one hundred dollars for each day such violation continues.