Battery Recycling Program

C.L.E.A.N. offers a total service for the on-site storage, collection and disposal of waste batteries. The majority of batteries are recyclable.

Recyclable batteries include:

  • Lead acid batteries (Pb) (rechargeable battery, used vehicles, some UPS systems, some rechargeable torches and other equipment)
  • Nickel cadmium batteries (NiCad) (rechargeable battery, used in some UPS systems, variety of electrical equipment including mobile phones, rechargeable torches, computers etc.)
  • Nickel metal hydride batteries (Nimh) (rechargeable battery, common use in mobile phones and computers)
  • Mercury batteries (Hg) (rare, however mostly seen as small button cells)
  • Alkaline dry cell batteries (Alk) (standard non-chargeable dry cell battery)
  • Lithium-ion batteries (Li-ion) (best rechargeable battery around at present, common use in newer mobile phones, computers and some photographic equipment)


Non-Recyclable batteries include:

  • Other lithium batteries (Li) (mostly non-rechargeable, common in single use emergency equipment and photographic equipment)
  • In order to recycle batteries there must be a degree of sorting and segregation either at the customers site or at the processing/sorting facility. This will enable the respective battery types to be bulked directly for recycling.

If on-site sorting and segregation is possible, we recommend the following categories are used:

  • Mixed NiCad, Nimh and Li-ion
  • Pb
  • Li
  • Hg
  • Alk