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Lithium Battery Recycling For UK Businesses

We offer a secure and professional lithium battery recycling service nationwide. Book a collection for your lithium waste today.

Battery Recycling Services

Battery Recycling

We collect and recycle a range of battery waste. Find out more on our battery recycling service here.

Car Battery Recycling

We recycle car batteries in bulk loads across the UK. Book a collection for your waste today.

EV Battery Recycling

We recycle EV (electric vehicle) batteries in large volumes.

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Can Lithium Batteries Be Recycled?

Yes, your lithium batteries can be recycled with the help of our team. At Collect and Recycle, we specialise in recycling a range of battery waste to reduce environmental harm. Whether you generate large volumes of lithium-ion batteries for electric vehicles or lead-acid batteries from cars, we can provide a sustainable waste management solution.

We can collect large volumes of unwanted or damaged lithium batteries, ensuring repurposing to increase recycling rates. Whilst this reduces your business’s environmental impact, we can also cut carbon emissions emitted during battery production.


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Get in touch with our team today by filling in the form. One of us will get back to you shortly with more information and provide you with a quote. We can then arrange a recycling collection that suits your business.

Lithium Batteries Vs. Lithium-Ion Batteries

Lithium batteries and lithium-ion batteries, while often used interchangeably, have distinct characteristics, applications, and recycling processes.

With the surge in renewable energy and electric vehicles, the demand for rechargeable lithium-ion batteries has skyrocketed. This emphasises the need for efficient recycling systems to support the circular economy in the battery market. The recycling of lithium-ion batteries not only supports resource conservation but also reduces environmental impact, making it a crucial service for businesses in the UK and globally.

Lithium Batteries: These are primary batteries that contain metallic lithium as an anode. They are disposable and not designed to be recharged. As they are non-rechargeable, they are typically used in devices that require long-term, low-power like pacemakers, watches, and some remote sensors.

Lithium-Ion Batteries: These are secondary batteries that use lithium ions as the primary component of their electrolyte. They are rechargeable, allowing for multiple uses over their lifecycle. This is why they are widely used in portable electronics, electric vehicles, and as storage for renewable energy sources due to their rechargeable nature.

Lithium & Li-Ion Battery Recycling Service


Ensuring proper disposal and recycling of lithium batteries is vital. For lithium-ion batteries, recycling centres can recover up to 95% of the lithium using advanced methods, contributing to a sustainable cycle in the battery market.

Minimise Pollution

Recycling lithium from primary batteries prevents pollution and recovers valuable materials. With the help of our professional recycling services, we can push to minimise battery pollution. This waste is classed as hazardous, and can contaminate water supplies and environments when disposed of in landfill sites.

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Exceptional Proficiency

Our company recently used C&R for lithium battery recycling, and we were thoroughly impressed with the level of commitment to sustainability they exhibited. Dealing with lithium batteries requires specific expertise due to their unique composition and potential hazards, and Collect and Recycle demonstrated exceptional proficiency in this area.


The Utmost Care

Their team handled our lithium battery waste with the utmost care, employing advanced techniques to ensure efficient recycling and maximum material recovery. The transparency of their process was reassuring, providing us with complete visibility into how each battery was processed and the environmental benefits achieved.


Book A Collection For Your Lithium Battery Disposal

If your business generates large quantities of lithium battery waste, get in touch with our team today. We offer collections nationwide for car waste, including batteries, tyres and car bumpers. Our vast experience in disposing of a range of battery types has enabled us to create a streamlined, sustainable process.


Frequently Asked Questions For Lithium Ion Battery Disposal

Can Lithium Batteries Be Fully Recycled?

Yes! Lithium batteries can be recycled infinitely. This full recycling is technically feasible but can be complex. The process involves mechanically shredding the batteries to separate the various components such as plastics, metals, and electrodes. 

Why Are Lithium Ion Batteries Difficult To Recycle?

Recycling lithium-ion batteries is challenging primarily due to their complex chemistry and construction. The batteries are made of several valuable materials that are tightly packed together in a way that makes them difficult to separate without sophisticated techniques. Additionally, handling these batteries can be hazardous due to the risk of fire and toxic chemical exposure, requiring special safety measures and equipment.

What Is The Recycling Method For Lithium Batteries?

The recycling method for lithium batteries typically involves a few key steps: first, the batteries are discharged to eliminate any risk of electrical shock or fire. They are then mechanically processed to break them down into smaller pieces, which helps in sorting the various materials. Chemical processes or smelting follow, where valuable materials such as lithium, cobalt, and nickel are extracted and purified for reuse in new batteries or other products.