Battery Recycling and Environmental Responsibility
DBS Leoch is 100% committed to its environmental responsibilities as a battery producer. Companies throughout the supply chain have stringent Environment Agency procedures to follow, to ensure the minimisation of potentially harmful effects of waste batteries on the environment and we aim to do everything we can to aid our customers in this process.
Lead Acid Battery Recycling
We are pleased to provide a scrap collection service to our customers whereby lead acid batteries can either be collected by pallet load or in smaller parcel quantities. Alternatively, we can offer one tonne scrap bins which we collect when full, leaving an empty bin in its place. This service can either be provided to you free of charge or you can benefit from receiving a monetary amount in return based on volume. You are provided with a Hazardous Waste Consignment note which is proof that your scrap batteries are being disposed of via a legally-compliant process.
The Lead Battery Recycling Process
Leoch is a member of the Battery Council International (BCI): click to view the process lead acid batteries undergo when being recycled. Further proof of the commitment to battery recycling from DBS Leoch!
Lithium Battery Recycling
RELiON lithium batteries provided by DBS Leoch feature LiFePO4 chemistry which has an environmental advantage over other lithium formulations: they contain no rare earth or toxic metals and employ commonly available materials including copper, iron and graphite. Additionally, less energy is consumed in mining and processing of these materials. It’s also important to remember that with the long lifetimes of lithium batteries, the need for replacement is reduced which has positive environmental results concerning manufacturing, transportation and of course, recycling.
Leoch has recently introduced its own range of lithium batteries which provide up to 5x the life of lead acid equivalents. As with RELiON lithium batteries, the total cost of a lifetime of power is reduced by choosing lithium, plus there are environmental advantages to be gained from an eco-friendly perspective by choosing a battery with a lighter weight.
As with lead acid batteries, DBS Leoch is pleased to dispose of all lithium batteries that are returned to us by our customers.
We have included two relevant forms which you may need to complete as a recipient of Battery Recycling via DBS Leoch Ltd:
For further details on the above schemes please contact your Account Manager or email firstname.lastname@example.org.