Mobility Battery Disposal and Recycling
If you have recently replaced your Mobility battery, or purchased a replacement online then you might be wondering what you should do with the old one. Well, Go Batteries are here to help.
When purchasing a replacement battery online, you may find it has been transported to you with plastic vials or transit bags. Along with your old battery the plastic vials or transit bags can contain spilled acid, so its important to dispose of these in an environmentally friendly way. A local service garage centre or recycling centre in accordance with the UK’s Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE) Regulations. Please note there may be a small fee for this service. For more information on battery recycling and disposal visit www.recycle-more.co.uk
At Go Batteries we are dedicated to caring for the environment and believe that scrap batteries should be recycled and disposed of responsibly. All batteries which are recycled have 95% of the lead recovered and this is used by the manufacturers in the production of the new batteries, completing the cycle.
Benefits of Recycling
- Help build a cleaner world for future generations
- Prevent harm to humans and wildlife
- Protect the environment
- Conserve natural resources
- Reduce the amount of waste going to landfill
Safety Tips for Moving Batteries
Go Batteries guide to staying safe when handling batteries.
- Battery acid can burn skin and clothing and even cause blindness if it leaks, so always wear eye protection (glasses or googles) and protective clothing when inspecting a battery prior to disconnecting and or transporting.
- Disconnect the battery before inspecting it.
- Always disconnect the negative cable first and reconnect it last.
- Before moving a battery, carry out a thorough inspection of its condition, making sure the battery is free of deep scratches, dents, bulges or leaks.
- If the battery has severe bulges, dents or leaks then contact a professional battery specialist, mechanic or breakdown service for assistance and either get it repaired or replaced, don’t attempt to move it.
- When transporting the battery make sure the terminals are covered to prevent the battery shorting out.
- Always make sure you keep a wet acid battery upright at all times.
- Batteries can be reasonably heavy, so be careful when lifting and carrying the battery and seek assistance if required.