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battery disposal or Recycling

Post by Siblo » Tue Mar 20, 2018 10:48 am

Hi Guys,

Looking for some clarification and guidance.

As an engineering manufacturing company we accumulate a large number of batteries, these are AA, AAA, C batteries from torches and testers etc. We also get a lot of laptop batteries, NiCad and Lithium, we also collect 6v & 12v lead acid (scooter type) batteries.

I'm looking at options for these, give them to charity, sell to a scrap yard, smuggle into Sainsbury's and dump in their recycling box, or pay our SafetyKleen guy to cart them away at a cost..

What do you guys do?

Thanks in advance

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Re: battery disposal or Recycling

Post by Alexis » Tue Mar 20, 2018 3:43 pm

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Re: battery disposal or Recycling

Post by dave247 » Sun May 20, 2018 6:36 am

These are classed as Haz waste so best be safe and get collected by a licence carrier, they will go on a consignment note but make sure you do your Duty of Care checks on them.

If the amounts aren’t high why not put them in car and take to your local HWRC.

How are you storing them on site? If so make sure covered as the lithium batteries are prone to ignighting if wet.
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Re: battery disposal or Recycling

Post by Messy » Sun May 20, 2018 9:24 am

Dave

I haven't heard of the risk of lithium batteries exploding being related to them being wet. We have control measures in place to protect from physical damage, but not wetness.

This could be a significant issue for us as we use a large number of very large lithium batteries, many of which may be subject to dampness or becoming wet

Can you please point me in the direction of any resources where I can research this further

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Re: battery disposal or Recycling

Post by dave247 » Fri Jun 01, 2018 12:56 am

A couple of links below but if you google there is times of stuff on it. The amount of fires caused in the waste industry from there is huge. All our permits state that it isn’t just batteries that have to be stored from the elements but WEEE, it’s one of the batteries classed as gas waste.

https://youtu.be/cTJh_bzI0QQ

https://brownell.co.uk/news/lithium-bat ... ith-water/
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