Nationwide Battery Recycling

Revolutionise the way you dispose of used batteries with our eco-friendly battery recycling service, designed to safeguard the environment while repurposing valuable materials.

Battery Recycling Services in the UK

Recycling & Removal

Recycling batteries is an effective method for businesses to responsibly dispose of their old batteries, safeguarding the environment and fulfilling their corporate social responsibilities. Waste King specialises in facilitating the secure and compliant recycling of used batteries, adhering to government regulations. Whether you require a single disposal or regular collections across the UK, we’re here to assist.

Waste King caters to businesses of every scale, crafting a tailored collection strategy that aligns with your requirements. This includes supplying complimentary battery recycling bins in your preferred size and minimising the quantity of batteries stored on-site, ensuring a seamless and environmentally friendly recycling process.

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Effortless Recycling Solutions

Battery Collections

Waste King offers a comprehensive battery collection and recycling service tailored for businesses of any size. Our goal is to responsibly recycle or properly dispose of all types of batteries, ensuring environmental compliance. To facilitate a seamless recycling process, Waste King provides a complimentary battery collection box for your business, allowing for the safe and discreet storage of used batteries until our scheduled pick-up.

Should your recycling needs exceed a single box, we’re more than willing to supply additional containers at no extra cost. The only fee involved is for the collection service itself.

Our operations span across the UK, guaranteeing that you can access our battery recycling services regardless of your location. Whether it’s the removal of hefty tractor batteries in remote rural areas or the disposal of compact laptop batteries in bustling city offices, Waste King is equipped to offer waste management solutions that cater precisely to your requirements.

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Battery recycling Services in the UK

Battery bins

Safeguard your used batteries by storing them in a designated battery recycling box or bin, separate from other waste materials to prevent any cross-contamination. In case you have multiple types of batteries, it’s advisable to use different bins for each type, as their recycling processes vary. For household batteries, it’s worth checking if your local recycling facility offers a specific area for battery disposal.

Partner with Waste King, and we’ll equip your business with clearly marked battery collection boxes, streamlining the disposal process for you. Choose a battery recycling bin size and a collection schedule that best suits the volume, types, and sizes of batteries your company needs to dispose of, ensuring an efficient and environmentally friendly waste management solution.

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Transforming battery Waste

Who needs
battery Waste

We understand the crucial role batteries play in powering daily operations across a multitude of industries. Whether it’s keeping laptops running smoothly in your office space or fueling heavy-duty machinery in warehouses and factories, batteries are an essential yet often overlooked component of business operations. However, much like a sprinter running out of steam at the end of a race, batteries inevitably reach the end of their lifespan.

The accumulation of spent batteries poses a significant waste management challenge for businesses across various sectors. Notably, the following industries frequently find themselves needing to dispose of large quantities of used batteries:

  • Automotive Industry: Disposal needs include lithium-ion or lead-acid car batteries and batteries for garage door remotes.
  • Aviation Sector: This includes lead-acid aircraft starter batteries and power packs used in operations.
  • Catering Services: Kitchen equipment such as blenders and electric knives, along with the batteries powering mobile catering vans, are common waste items.
  • Manufacturing and Production: Factories require disposal solutions for spent batteries from power plants and industrial machinery.
  • Retail Industry: Retailers deal with battery waste both within the products they sell and in equipment used for store maintenance, such as power cleaning devices.

Waste King specialises in providing eco-friendly and efficient waste disposal solutions for these and other battery-related waste, ensuring your business can continue to operate smoothly while minimising its environmental footprint.

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the main types of battery waste

Types of battery waste

We recognise the importance of managing battery waste responsibly. Here’s an overview of the primary categories of battery waste:

  1. Automotive Batteries: These are commonly used in cars and vans, playing crucial roles such as starting the engine or illuminating the lights.
  2. Industrial Batteries: Tailored for industrial applications, these batteries are essential for powering equipment like forklift trucks or other machinery in warehouses. With the advent of green technology, they’re increasingly utilised in electric or hybrid vehicles as well.
  3. Portable Batteries: Characterised by their compact and sealed design, portable batteries are the ones you find in everyday devices such as smartphones or laptops.

Additionally, it’s helpful to understand that batteries can be categorised based on their rechargeability:

  • Rechargeable Batteries: These are designed for multiple uses, making them a more sustainable option for workplace and personal devices.
  • Non-Rechargeable Batteries: Once depleted, these batteries cannot be recharged and are ready for disposal.

At Waste King, we advocate for the adoption of rechargeable batteries whenever feasible to minimise waste and promote sustainability.

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Disposing battery Waste

Battery waste disposal

Simplifying the disposal of batteries for your business, Waste King offers a convenient service by providing battery bins directly to your location. Simply gather all your used batteries, regardless of type, into these bins. We take care of the sorting at our recycling facility, ensuring a hassle-free process for you.

It’s important to adhere to the specified weight limits for each bin to prevent any potential overweight fees. Once full, place the bins at a predetermined, easily accessible collection point. Our team will then pick them up and transport them to a nearby recycling centre, guaranteeing that your battery disposal is conducted in a secure and eco-friendly manner.

In the UK, retailers and distributors who sell or supply at least 32kg of portable batteries annually are legally obliged to provide a free take-back service. This involves having a dedicated collection point on your premises equipped with a battery recycling bin suitable for storing portable batteries from laptops, mobile phones, watches, electric toothbrushes, and more.

For the disposal of household batteries, such as AA cells, large supermarkets are often equipped with recycling facilities. Alternatively, local authorities may offer battery recycling services, or you can visit a local household waste recycling center, which should have a designated battery bin.

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Battery Waste FAQ’s

What types of batteries do you recycle?2024-03-18T16:31:09+00:00

We recycle a wide range of batteries, including lead-acid (car batteries), lithium-ion (used in laptops and smartphones), nickel-cadmium, nickel-metal hydride, and alkaline batteries. If you have a specific type of battery not listed here, please contact us for more information.

How do you recycle lithium-ion batteries?2024-03-18T16:33:51+00:00

At Waste King, we specialise in the eco-friendly recycling of lithium-ion batteries, commonly found in mobile phones, laptops, and other portable electronics. Our advanced recycling process involves several key steps to ensure the safe and efficient recovery of valuable materials:

  1. Deactivation and Disassembly: Each battery is carefully deactivated to eliminate any risk of short circuits or reactions, followed by a meticulous disassembly to prepare it for further processing.
  2. Mechanical Processing: The batteries undergo a specialised mechanical process in which they are crushed and sorted. This step facilitates the extraction of electrolytes, a crucial phase for the recovery of various materials.
  3. Material Recovery: After the mechanical processing, we employ sophisticated techniques to separate and extract the metals and minerals contained within the batteries. This includes the recovery of valuable resources like lithium, cobalt, and nickel, which are then repurposed to manufacture new electronics or responsibly disposed of if not reusable.

At Waste King, we’re committed to advancing sustainable practices and contributing to a circular economy by ensuring that the precious materials in lithium-ion batteries are reclaimed and reused, minimising environmental impact and reducing the need for virgin materials.

How do you recycle lead acid batteries?2024-03-18T16:32:28+00:00

Lead acid batteries, commonly found in vehicles, undergo a meticulous recycling process. At Waste King, we initiate this eco-friendly procedure by carefully dismantling the battery, followed by an acid neutralisation step. This crucial phase ensures the safe recovery of lead and polypropylene, essential materials that are repurposed for the manufacturing of new lead acid batteries or the production of robust battery casings. Our commitment to sustainability guides us in transforming what was once waste into valuable resources for future use.

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