Section 23 of Law 11720 on Special Wastes, enacted in the Province of Buenos Aires, establishes that used lead-acid batteries are considered “special waste”. Each person who generates this type of waste as a result of his activities shall be considered a "special waste generator" and should register as such.

Section 25 of the above-mentioned law, regulated by decree 806/97, states that special waste generators cannot store used lead-acid batteries in their own facilities for a period of longer than one (1) year, except when they have a special authorization and duly technical and economic justification, indicating time, place and form of treatment.

Deriplom Industries has both Operator and Special Waste Treatment certificates and provides its clients with the corresponding treatment and waste disposal certificates, valid for audit purposes where applicable.