About the LiB Joint Collection System
Lithium-ion batteries ("LiBs") used in hybrid vehicles and EVs were discussed in the same WG of the Automobile Recycling Law Council in 2015, The need to establish a safety net for proper disposal of LiBs was indicated at a joint working group meeting of the Automotive Recycling Law Council in 2015. In response, the Japan Automobile Manufacturers Association, Inc. The Japan Automobile Manufacturers Association, Inc. A collection system was established with the Japan Automobile Recycling Cooperation Organization (Jirei Kyokai) as the contact point, and has been in operation since October 2018.
The LiB joint collection system uses the following flow for collection.
(1) The business that discharges LiBs requests the JCIA to pick up the LiBs through the "pick-up request system.
(2) A carrier commissioned by JWRC will visit the site to collect the LiBs.
(2) A transportation company commissioned by JICPA will visit the site to collect the LiBs.
(3) The discharging company delivers the LiBs to the carrier in the form specified in the dismantling manual of the automobile manufacturer, etc.
*For details of the "take-back standards" for delivering LiBs, please refer to the "take-back standards" and the "LiB take-back request manual.
(4) LiBs delivered by the emitter will be properly disposed of by a disposal company commissioned by JICPA.
About the wide-area certification system
The wide-area certification system is a special system stipulated in Article 9-9 and Article 15-4-3 of the Waste Disposal and Public Cleansing Law, whereby the Minister of the Environment certifies those who conduct wide-area treatment that contributes to reducing waste and ensuring its proper disposal, and eliminates the need for a license for each local government regarding waste disposal business for these persons. JWRC obtained certification under the wide-area certification system on January 30, 2018.
Flow from registration to collection
The emitter will take delivery of lithium-ion batteries ("LiBs") according to the following procedure
Please register as an emitter using the "Lithium-ion Battery Take-back Request System" (hereinafter referred to as "the system").
*On completion of registration, you will receive a registration completion e-mail.
The email will be sent from the address "email@example.com". Please set up your e-mail so that you can receive it.
Your login ID will be included in the registration completion e-mail.
Please submit a pickup request through the system.
*You must agree to the terms and conditions when making a request.
When the pickup request is completed, you will receive a registration completion e-mail.
A transport company commissioned by JRCA will contact you to arrange a pickup date and time.
Please note that it may take up to 5 business days after registration.
Please be sure to specify a date and time when the person in charge of LiB removal can be present.
When the date and time are fixed, the carrier will fax you a "Pickup Date and Time Notification Slip," which you must attach to the LiB to be delivered.
The transportation company will pick up the LiB on the designated date and time, so please hand over the LiB to the transportation company.
When handing over the LiBs, please note the following
Please make sure that the LiBs are in a form specified in the dismantling manual of the automobile manufacturer or the like.
*Refer to the "Take-back Standards" and the "LiB Take-back Request Manual" for the details of the "Take-back Standards" when delivering LiBs.
Please be present when the driver of the transportation company checks the packing.
Sign the "control slip" and "cargo condition confirmation form" brought by the carrier's driver to sign for the delivery of LiB.
Load the LiB into the carrier's truck with a forklift, etc.
Items to be collected
Lithium-ion batteries installed in automobiles and motorbikes manufactured or sold by companies that are members of this collection system that have become industrial waste
Products (excluding automobiles and motorized bicycles) manufactured by a company that is a member of this collection system by itself or entrusted to another company, which have become industrial waste Lithium-ion batteries installed in products (excluding automobiles and motorized bicycles) manufactured by companies that are members of this collection system by themselves or commissioned by others, which have become industrial waste.
(2) Those that meet the conditions, etc., of LiBs specified in the take-back criteria.
Items not subject to collection
Batteries that meet the following conditions are not subject to collection
Lead-acid batteries, nickel hydride batteries
Batteries that have been modified or disassembled
Items that may violate the Waste Disposal and Public Cleansing Law, etc. (Items for which disposal has been consigned* by other companies or individuals)
Batteries with an unknown VIN number
If you undertake the disposal of LiB from other companies or individuals without a business license under the Waste Disposal and Public Cleansing Law, you will be considered an unauthorized operator under the Waste Disposal and Public Cleansing Law, and you may be punished,
Please be aware that you may be punished for doing business without a license under the Waste Disposal and Public Cleansing Law.
This system is mainly intended for automobile dealers, maintenance and dismantling companies.
(Businesses not subject to this system should dispose of the waste as their own industrial waste.)
Lithium Ion Batteries Lithium Ion Batteries Terms and Conditions for Dischargers
When requesting pickup, please agree to the Terms and Conditions for Lithium-ion Battery Discharge Business Operators.Download
Lithium Ion Batteries Emitter Registration Manual
Click here for the system operation manual for emitter registration.Download
Cautions for removing the lithium-ion battery
When removing the lithium-ion battery (hereinafter referred to as "LiB"), please note the following points.
When removing the LiB from the vehicle, follow the removal manuals of the respective automobile manufacturer, etc.
When removing LiBs from a vehicle, follow the removal manuals of the respective vehicle manufacturer, etc. ・ Put the removed LiBs in a package as specified in the removal manual. For the standards when delivering LiBs to a transportation company, refer to the LiB Take-back Request Manual.
Points to note when requesting pickup
Please note the following points when requesting pickup.
When making a pickup request, you will be asked to agree to the terms and conditions of the agreement. Please read the agreement carefully before agreeing to the terms and conditions.
Please confirm that the LiB you are requesting is eligible for pickup under this system.
When making a pickup request, you will be asked to enter information such as VIN number and battery ID. Please prepare these information in advance before submitting a pickup request.
If there are any unforeseen costs incurred during the collection process due to false information in the application, you may be charged for the costs.
Points to note at the time of delivery
Please note the following points when handing over LiBs to a transport company.
Please prepare flat pallets used for transporting large LiBs such as EVs, etc., by the discharging company. (They cannot be returned).
If the person in charge is not available at the time of delivery, the LiB will not be picked up and the onward transportation fee will be charged.
(3) Only LiBs that have received a request for pickup will be allowed to pick up.
List of brands subject to recall
For various manuals on removal, etc. by car model, please refer to the following links,
Please click on the link for the name of the automobile manufacturer or other company.
|that (something mentioned before which is distant psychologically or in terms of time)||Isuzu Motors Limited||Isuzu (Japanese brand of isuzu)|
|-ist (used after a noun indicating someone's occupation, pursuits, disposition, etc.)||Kawasaki Heavy Industries||Kawasaki (Japanese automobile)|
|come||Japanese sea bass||Japanese sea bass|
|be||Daihatsu Motor Co.||Daihatsu (Japanese automobile manufacturer)|
|(used with suffix -san or -sama) endearing term for unrelated older man or woman||Nissan Motor||Nissan (car)|
|school (e.g. of ikebana)||Hino Motors||Hino|
|Honda Motor Co.||Honda|
|just (e.g. "just wait here")||Mazda||Mazda|
|Mitsubishi Motors Corporation||Mitsubishi Motors|
|Mitsubishi Fuso (Mitsubishi Motors Corporation)||Mitsubishi Fuso (Mitsubishi Motors Corporation)|
|and ... and||Yamaha Motor||Yamaha|
|SADIST||Stellantis||Alfa RomeoCitroenDS AutomobileFiat>JeepPeugeot|
contract processing facility
Nomura Kosan Co.
217-1 Fujimi, Ruyubeshibe-cho, Kitami-shi, Hokkaidohttps://www.nomurakohsan.co.jp/ MAP
JX NIPPON TOMAKOMAI CHEMICAL CO.
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Ecosystem Akita Co.
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Tsuruga Cement Co.
2-6-1 Izumi, Tsuruga City, Fukui Prefecturehttps://www.tsuruga-cement.co.jp/ MAP
Toyota Chemical Engineering Corporation
1-30, Nitto-cho, Handa, Aichi, Japanhttp://www.toyochemi.co.jp/ MAP
Sanyo Rec Co.
6-1 Aza Hitokou, Obayashi-cho, Asakita-ku, Hiroshima City, Hiroshima Prefecturehttps://sanyo-rec.co.jp/ MAP
Eco-System Sanyo Co.
1125 Yoshigahara, Misaki-cho, Kume-gun, Okayamahttps://www.dowa-eco.co.jp/ESY/ MAP
Kyoei Steel Co.
6289-18, Oaza Onoda, Sanyo-Onoda City, Yamaguchi Prefecturehttps://www.kyoeisteel.co.jp/ja/index.html MAP