Lithium-ion Battery Collections Work
Collecting & Recycling
Your Lithium-ion Batteries
Recover is the only company in the UK that recycles 100% of the Lithium-Ion Batteries that we collect.
Arranging your lithium-ion battery collections couldn’t be easier with our simple 4 step process.
It's really easy to start recycling your lithium-ion batteries.
Simply contact us and we will run you through our simple recycling collection process. We can also do an on-site inspection with our ADR safety officer.
Once you're signed on we'll deliver a brand new Eco-Recover bin to match the amount of e-waste you produce.
Our team will automatically collect your e-waste bin from your premises. Offering a "No hassle, no fuss" service.
Storing and Saving
your batteries for collection
Recover is dedicated to ensuring that all lithium-ion battery collections are carried out in a safe and eco-friendly manner.
Clients need to collect and store any used lithium-ion battery in accordance with the
requirements of the detailed Packing Instruction that appears in the ADR (Dangerous Goods by Road) Code.
All lithium-ion battery collections are also carried out by our ADR-certified drivers.
We’ll Provide you with
everything you need.
The equipment provided to clients is UN approved and meets ADR requirements. Detailed instructions on how to fill your barrels will be provided. Clients can also opt-in for an ADR inspection where an expert will walk you through the process and ensure best practices are carried out.
We’ll Provide You With:
1 x UN Approved plastic drum
(2 Sizes Available)
1 x Bag of Vermiculite Granules
1 x Selection on Ziplock Bags
What Happens To the lithium-Ion
Batteries After Collection:
100% of the batteries collected are recycled in the UK. Batteries are recycled and valuable materials such as cathode powder, copper, and alluminium are recovered. These materials are then used to manufacture new batteries.
The Next Step in Being more Environmentally Friendly
Lithium-ion batteries offer a greener alternative to carbon Fuels, however there is still an element of environmental consequence to producing these energy cells.
The making of these batteries does have some small amount of waste production involved that unfortunately can not be avoided. However, by recycling the batteries we can avoid the cells ending up in landfills and even natural environments such as oceans.
Businesses that want to take an active role in helping the environment, should be responsible when it comes to recycling. Businesses easiest way for businesses to do this is to arrange their Lithium-ion battery collections today.
Making Battery Use Safer
Another common issue that arises with the lithium-ion batteries is overheating. This can occur when they are overcharged or simply stored in an environment that is too warm.
When they overheat, lithium-ion batteries can catch fire or even explode, resulting in fires that not only damage the premises but also pose a huge risk to those close by.
It is important that batteries are stored correctly and old batteries should be disposed of as soon as possible to avoid these situations. Retailers and manufacturers will often store old batteries for periods of time, because they do not know how to dispose of them.
Setting up your recycling system ensures that your batteries do not pose an unnecessary risk to you or your business.
Businesses all around the world have decided to take action and be more environmentally conscious. However many retailers do not yet know their legal responsibilities.
Retailers and manufacturers, referred to collectively as “producers”, are legally responsible for the recycling of the lithium-ion batteries they sell. Discover what your legal responsibilities are below:
The Legal Responsibilities of Retailers and Manufacturers
Under the Waste Batteries and Accumulators Regulations 2009, it is a legal requirement that producers of lithium-ion batteries do the following:
- Take back waste industrial batteries from end-users or waste disposal authorities free of charge and provide certain information for end-users
- Ensure all batteries taken back are delivered and accepted by an approved treatment and recycling operator
- Keep a record of the number of batteries placed on the market and taken back
- Register as a producer with the Secretary of State
- Report to the Secretary of State on the weight of batteries placed on the market and collected in each compliance period (each 12 months starting from 1 January).