Waste

Batteries

There are various types but batteries must not be placed in General Waste (grey lid) or Dry Mixed Recycling (orange lid) bins. All battery types require disposal via different means.

Nickel cadmium, mercury and lead-acid batteries, and rechargeable batteries

Hazardous?
Yes
Uplift required?
Yes (via licensed contractor)
Cost?
Yes

Process

  1. Produce detailed list of all batteries to be uplifted, including type and quantity of each using Hazardous Waste Collection Form, and email to Tim Calder (School of Chemistry Waste Management Officer) who will organise collection with the licensed contractor.
  2. Store safely while awaiting collection.

Lithium, lithium-ion and alkaline

Recyclable?
Yes (not in Dry Mixed Recyclable bin (orange lid))
Uplift required?
Yes (via licensed contractor)
Cost?
Free

Process

  1. Place individual batteries into sealed bags/boxes or in battery recycling boxes in offices.
  2. Complete Collection Request Form and email to CCL North Ltd to arrange an uplift.