Batteries

UK Recycling collects and recycles ALL types of batteries. Certain type of batteries are considered universal waste and need to be handled separately. See below for specifics about each type of battery.

 

If you have any of these batteries, submit a service request form and our office will collect and recycle. If you produce a large quantity of smaller batteries (AA, AAA, C, D, 9 Volt), request a battery container! 

Battery containers are serviced on an as-needed basis.

Please be aware that some of the batteries have special handling instructions that you need to be aware of.

If you can’t find the type of battery you have, or not sure what type it is, just contact us. We will be glad to assist you and recycle the battery. 

 

Alkaline Batteries (9 volt or smaller)

If you have any of these batteries, place them in a small bag and complete a service request form. No special handling needed.

If your department produces a large amount of alkaline batteries, we can provide a container for collection.

 

“Coin” or “Button” Batteries (9 volt or smaller)

Most of these batteries contain lithium, and need to be individually wrapped in tape or in a separate bag. Complete a service request form to notify UK Recycling for pick up.

 

Rechargeable Batteries (AA, AAA, C, D and 9 Volt)

Some of these rechargeable batterie contain lithium (Li-on), Ni-Cd or NiMH. These batteries should be individually wrapped in tape.  Complete a service request form to notify UK Recycling for pick up.  

 

Other Rechargeable Batteries (over 9 volt)

No special handling needed for these type of batteries. Most are used in 2-way radios, cell phones and power tools.  Complete a  service request form to notify UK Recycling for pick up.

 

Laptop Batteries

No special handling needed for these type of batteries. Just place in a bag or box and complete a service request form to notify UK Recycling for pick up.

 

Gel Batteries

No special handling needed for these type of batteries. Complete a service request form to notify UK Recycling for pick up.

 

Lead Acid Batteries

No special handling needed for these type of batteries. Complete a service request form to notify UK Recycling for pick up.

 

Ballast Batteries

Ballast are mostly found in light bulb fixtures. If you have a project that will produce ballasts, or produce a large amount,  complete a container request form to receive a ballast container.

 

UPS (Uninterruptible Power Supply) System

These units provide un-interrupted battery backup power and can be recycled as batteries. If you have this style of batter, please fil out a UK Surplus form. If UK Surplus cannot reuse them, they will recycle them through UK Recycling’s program.