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Waste Batteries

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Good morning All,

Hoping someone can help me. We have a container of waste batteries (small ones AA, AAA etc). How long can I store these safely on site before I have to worries about them degrading.
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No idea about storage times, If you have a container (hopefully a small one) take it to a local supermarket for disposal. Don't let it build up and build up.
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It all depends how they are being stored and how quickly they are going to degrade.

Make sure you are separating the different types i.e. alkaline, Ni-Cad, Lithium as they should not be stored together.
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we take ours to the local scrap merchant, they weigh them out, dispose of them and even pay us.
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Post by Ian Rienewerf »

The time limit for controlled waste is normally 12-months.
After 12-months your workplace activities will include waste storage, and registration of the company as a waste management site will be required.

https://www.gov.uk/government/collectio ... ring-waste
Waste exemption: NWFD 2 temporary storage at the place of production
Types of waste you can store:
Any waste can be temporarily stored at the place of production before it’s collected.
Main conditions
The waste must:
• be stored in a secure place
• not be stored for longer than 12 months
Published 28 April 2014
http://www.irems.co.uk
Risk management for companies with 5 to 50 employees
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