Battery Recycling

by Steve on February 1, 2010


Disposal of old batteries

Old Batteries

Old Batteries

BatteryBack are a company who have now made it easier to dispose of old batteries.

They provide BatteryCans, which are specially-designed collection canisters of various sizes, at local authority civic amenity sites, schools, supermarkets and other retailers

Currently, the UK recycles less than 3 per cent of portable batteries, with more than 30,000 tonnes of batteries being discarded every year.

BatteryBack was initially created in the summer of 2008 in preparation for the Waste Batteries and Accumulators Regulations.

The regulations are a response to a European Directive that states that 25 per cent of all batteries placed on the market must be recycled by 2012, rising to 45 per cent by 2016.

No charge

As a responsible electricians we can advise our customers where to dispose of their redundant batteries or even offer our customers a free disposal service.

This environmentally friendly initiative gives you the opportunity to make contact with your customers, reminding them of your excellent service and offering to dispose of their old batteries free of charge.

Find your nearest BatteryCan disposal point here.


Other companies offer a paid collection service for commercial or larger quantities of batteries and other recyclable waste containing metals and chemicals.

AA Waste operates a nationwide collection service.

All electrical waste should be disposed of safely and responsibly.

Find out how lamps are recycled.

{ 1 comment… read it below or add one }

PVC Bending Tool December 9, 2011 at 23:37

BatteryBack is a great program. People need to understand that when they throw a battery away, they’re throwing some nasty stuff into the environment.

Leave a Comment

Previous post:

Next post: