Used Battery Disposal

S2S Group specialises in legally compliant used battery recycling

Take advantage of S2S Group’s commercial battery collection service

Commercial battery disposal typically involves following specific guidelines and regulations to ensure safe and environmentally responsible disposal of batteries used in various commercial applications.

S2S Group will segregate based on the type of battery and cover disposal of lead-acid batteries, nickel-cadmium and nickel-metal hydride, all found within various industries.

The types of battery that S2S Group collect & take for legally compliant processing include the following:

  • Lead-Acid Batteries
  • NiCd Batteries
  • Ni-Mh Batteries
  • Alkaline Batteries
  • S2S Group will collect your batteries for legally compliant processing

    S2S Group offers peace of mind through its used battery recycling solutions.

    Many used battery types require specialist recycling

    Often, in order to correctly recycle used batteries, specialist equipment of processes is required.

    Lead-Acid Batteries

    Lead-acid batteries or sealed lead-acid (SLA) batteries are used frequently in an uninterruptible power supply system. Where the weight of the unit isn’t an issue, lead-acid batteries can provide a reliable, economical choice. There are two different types of lead-acid batteries

    Valve Regulated (VRLA)

    These sealed lead-acid batteries are the more commonly used variant in UPS systems. Side vents release gas if the internal battery pressure becomes too great.

    Open Vented (VLA)

    These batteries are also referred to as flooded batteries. Requiring great maintenance levels these batteries are unsuited for use in offices or data centres due to the open venting, hydrogen escapes directly into the environment.

    Ni-Mh (Nickel-metal hydride) Batteries

    Similar to NiCd batteries, nickel-metal hydride rechargeable batteries are a newer option. Less toxic and more cost-effective than traditional NiCd batteries. Typically used as a substitute for similar non-rechargeable alkaline batteries, Ni-Mh batteries offer similar performance and are less prone to leaks.

    Alkaline Batteries

    A non-rechargeable battery option, alkaline batteries account for 60% of batteries in the UK. In Europe, battery disposal is controlled by the WEEE Directive and Battery Directive regulations, and as such alkaline batteries cannot be disposed of with regular waste disposal.

    In the EU, most stores that sell batteries are required by law to accept old batteries for recycling. In May 2009, the UK Waste Batteries and Accumulators regulations were introduced to help reduce the number of batteries that end up in landfill.  This legislation requires battery producers to finance the collection, treatment, and recycling of this type of waste.

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