Battery recycling

Vehicle and industrial batteries are considered a hazardous waste as they contain substances and heavy metals (mercury, cadmium, lead, lithium, nickel). They are a potential environmental risk and a cause of soil and water pollution.

Batteries also pose a significant fire risk so must be stored carefully on premises. Enva supply customers with approved containers for the safe storage of used batteries. Batteries are then transported in accordance with ADR regulations and waste management legislation to our licensed facilities for compliant disposal.

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Collection and recycling solutions for:

  • Lead acid batteries
  • Lithium-ion batteries
  • UPS batteries
  • Traction batteries (Forklift batteries)
  • Portable batteries
  • Industrial batteries
  • Automotive batteries

Enva collect and safely dispose of battery items before they can cause damage to the environment. 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.

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Enva provide a complete lead acid battery recycling service using the latest technology to enable us to extract 99.5% of lead ready for re-use in the production of batteries and other lead-based products.

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Rechargeable Lithium-ion batteries contain Cobalt which is being used for production of new batteries. With the current trends in the auto and I.T. industry this commodity will constantly be exploited, recycling of this is an essential attribute for our environment. 

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Recyclable elements of a battery

  1. Lead terminals - the lead is used for new batteries and other lead products
  2. Electrolyte or acid - goes for acid reclamation and ends up used for fertilizer, chemical production, sodium sulphate production or neutralisation and pre-treatment for discharge.
  3. Internal plates - again, the lead is used for new batteries and other lead products
  4. Plastic container - goes to plastic recycling and gets reused in plastic products

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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. Batteries contain 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.

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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 and cause detrimental and long-lasting effects to the environment. 

At Enva, we safely and correctly recycle batteries in-line with legislation, ensuring they don’t cause any damage to the environment.

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