Battery Centre is committed to looking after the environment


Recycling is an extremely important consideration for Battery Centre, not only for the recovery of valuable materials, but also for the on-going protection of the environment.

Automotive battery components, such as lead, plastic and acid are harmful to our environment unless properly treated. Fortunately, most of the components are well suited to recycling.

Battery Centre’s recycling facility in Benoni reduces the risk of pollution, prevents waste and assists to control the quality of lead used to manufacture new batteries. This recycling facility includes a battery breaker, an effluent plant that treats the acid, a lead smelter, a blending kettle to produce specialised alloys and scrubbers to control environmental emissions. Recently a plastic reprocessing plant has been commissioned, thereby completing the entire reprocessing cycle.

A key concern in SA is the importation of lead acid batteries by organisations that do not have any recycling measures in place. Unlike local manufacturers, these importers do not share the same sense of responsibility to protect our environment. As a result, Battery Centre actively looks for scrap lead acid batteries, not just our brands but any brand of battery.

Have a battery to recycle?
Simply drop it off at your nearest Battery Centre. You get a 10% discount on your next replacement battery.

 

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