Batteries contain a wide range of chemicals, metals and other hazardous materials which can be harmful to both the environment and those who come into their regular daily contact. Our services are therefore designed to provide a safe and secure hassle-free means of storing, collecting and recycling spent batteries, particularly if you’re a high volume user or produces.

The market for spent and used batteries depends on the size, power and material composition of your battery and our team of specialists can advise you on the most appropriate route.

Industrial batteries encompass a wide range of chemistries, shapes, sizes and applications.

The main chemistries and some example applications include the following, although this list is not exhaustive:

  • Lead acid batteries
    • Stand-by power
    • Fork-lift trucks
  • Alkaline manganese batteries
    • Electric Fence batteries
    • Prepayment meter packs
  • Primary (single-use) Lithium batteries
    • Military
    • IT
  • Secondary (rechargeable) Lithium Ion batteries
    • Hybrid Vehicles
    • Medical

The UK Battery Regulations define an industrial battery or battery pack as one which is:

  1. designed exclusively for industrial or professional uses;
  2. used as a source of power for propulsion in an electric vehicle;
  3. unsealed, but is not an automotive battery; or
  4. sealed, but is not a portable battery.

The vast majority of Automotive starting lighting and ignition batteries are lead acid.

Starting and Lighting Automotive Batteries are found in:

  • Cars
  • Vans
  • Lorries
  • Motorcycles
  • Forklift

The UK Battery Regulations define an automotive battery as one which is used for the starting or ignition of the engine of a vehicle, or for providing power for any lighting used by such a vehicle.

Note: Some Hybrid and Electric Cars have a second battery to provide motive power for the vehicle. This battery is not an automotive battery, but is classed under the Regulations as Industrial.