Batteries Tuesday 25 June 2019
6 June 2019

Battery recycling target for 2018 met

The UK met its waste portable battery recycling target for 2018, although concerns over the volume of lead acid batteries being counted towards the overall target have persisted. Figures published by the Environment Agency this ...


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21 June 2019

Merseyside BeBatterySavvy HWRC campaign launches


A campaign asking members of the public to separate batteries from electrical items at Merseyside household waste recycling centres has launched this week. The campaign, which has been dubbed ‘BeBatterySavvy’ is part of an ...

4 June 2019

G&P Batteries rebrands as Ecobat Logistics


The West Midlands-based battery collection and sorting company, G&P Batteries, has changed its name to Ecobat Logistics. The name change sees the company, which is based at a site at Darlaston, near Walsall, become more ...

15 May 2019

Harrogate council in battery warning after RCV fire


Harrogate borough council has issued a reminder to residents not to dispose of lithium ion batteries within mixed dry recyclable waste, following a small fire in a recycling collection vehicle this week. The incident occurred ...

29 April 2019

Merseyside pilot project to address Li-Ion battery fires


Merseyside residents taking small waste electrical and electronic equipment (WEEE) items to HWRCs this summer will be asked to sort them into one of three bins, as part of a pilot project to tackle fires arising at WEEE recycling sites.

16 April 2019

Lead acid battery recycler secures £1.5m funding packaging


Lead acid battery recycler Aurelius Environmental has secured a £1.5 million debt funding package from the government’s Midlands Engine Investment Fund (MEIF) to upgrade equipment at its site near Tipton. The funding was ...

1 April 2019

Waste industry looks to tackle Lithium-Ion battery fires


Sector-led guidance is being drafted to assist waste management companies in handling lithium ion batteries to prevent fires at waste sites. Both the Environmental Services Association (ESA) and the AATF (Approved Authorised ...

13 February 2019

Viridor issues lithium ion battery warning after landfill fire


Viridor has issued a warning on the safe disposal of lithium ion batteries following a fire at its landfill site in Dunbar last month. The fire took place in the early hours of January 22 in a ...

19 December 2018

Waste laws amended ahead of ‘Green Brexit’


A series of amendments to existing waste laws have been outlined – to ensure that there are no regulatory loopholes once the UK has left the EU next March. The Waste (Miscellaneous Amendments) (EU Exit) (No.2) Regulations 2019 ...

18 December 2018

Packaging waste ‘immediate priority’ in Defra strategy


Manufacturers of packaging and other consumer products face increased costs for the recycling and disposal of their goods – as government seeks to carry out a major overhaul of the producer responsibility regimes for waste. The ...