Did you know?
All batteries should be disposed of correctly. At County Battery Services Recycling, we take batteries very seriously. We believe that batteries shouldn't be thrown away, but given a second chance life. We care for the batteries.
With the average household producing around 1 tonne of rubbish every year. It has never been more important for us each to do our bit for the environment and recycle what we can. Here we are talking about what to do with old batteries and how to get them recycled with County Battery Services.
Batteries come in all shapes and sizes. Each battery is a different type and has uses that they can be made into once they are gone through the recycle process. Some of the different types of batteries and their potential uses include:
Lead Acid Batteries:
Battery Use - Cars, forklifts
Recovered Materials - Lead, Polypropylene and Gypsum (from the acid).
Potential Uses - Lead acid batteries, Battery cases – other products, Agriculture and other industries (filler for plasterboard and washing powder)
Nickel Cadmium Batteries:
Battery Use - Power tools
Recovered Materials - Nickel, Steel, Cadmium
Potential Uses - Metal Plating, Steel Industry, Batteries – restricted use
Battery Use - Domestic
Recovered Materials - Steel, Zinc, Manganese
Potential Uses - Steel Industry, Many Industrial Applications, Many Industrial Applications.
Nickel Metal Hydride Batteries:
Battery Use - Mobile phones
Recovered Materials - Nickel, Steel.
Potential Uses - Steel Industry
Lithium Ion Batteries:
Battery Use - Laptops
Recovered Materials - Cobalt, Steel.
Potential Uses - Electronics, battery, paint manufacture, Steel Industry.
How can you recycle batteries?
Battery Recycling is an easier process than many people may think. We at County Battery Services offer a full recycling solution for all batteries from collection to service. Sorting the batteries coorectly before recycling helps the recycling process. This is because batteries are made from many different chemical components such as lithium-ion, zinc or nickel cadmium. Sorting batteries into their different chemistry types means more of the original material can be recovered to make new products. There are various ways of recycling batteries but the objective is always the same– recovering as much of the raw material used to make the battery as possible so that it can be used again to make something new.
So remember "Don't bin it. Recycle it!"