Every year, 600 million batteries are thrown away in the UK, making up 20,000 tonnes of total landfill waste. On average, every person in Britain uses ten batteries per year.
However, batteries are classed as WEEE waste (Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment), which means if they’re disposed of incorrectly they could be very dangerous, due to the fire risk they represent.
At Wastecycle, we safely and correctly recycle batteries in-line with legislations, ensuring they don’t cause any damage to the environment.
Batteries should never be thrown away in the bin. For members of the public, most supermarkets have battery collection points or they can be taken to the local household waste and recycling centre for safe disposal.
If you’re a business, then we can provide waste battery collections for you. We have a wealth of experience when it comes to battery recycling, and will ensure that disposal is carried out correctly and safely.
As well as the fire hazard batteries present, if you don’t dispose of batteries safely, then they can cause detrimental and long-lasting effects to the environment. This is because they’re full of toxic heavy metals, that can leak into the ground as the battery corrodes over time. So, if your batteries are sent to landfill, they could pollute the soil and water, leading to the endangerment of local wildlife.
We safely collect and dispose of all WEEE items before they can cause damage to the environment, and this includes batteries.
Our waste removal process adheres to all regulations, and we conduct only the safest method of battery waste disposal. The containers and collection service we offer are specialised for each job, and we dispose of the batteries responsibly using our trusted specialist battery recycling partners.
When it comes to battery recycling, like our hazardous waste disposal service, we ensure customers, businesses and the general public are totally safe at all times.
To speak to one of our specialists about our battery disposal services, or to arrange a collection, then give us a call on 0115 940 7042 if you’re based in Nottingham, or 0116 275 2166 in Leicester. Alternatively, you can reach us on live chat.