Batteries come in many shapes and sizes and are made of varying chemistries. The ability to recycle batteries is ultimately dependent on their chemical constitution.
The logistical hurdles of collection, transportation, discharging, identification and sorting make battery recycling an expensive procedure. In fact, apart from lead acid batteries, little recycling is actually conducted in Australia.
MRI is EPA licensed to handle and recycle the following types of batteries:
- Lead Acid (Pb)
- Nickel Cadmium (NiCad), sealed and vented
- Lithium Ion – Lithium Ion Polymer
- Lithium Batteries
- Alkaline Batteries
- Nickel Metal Hydride (Ni-MH)
While we have recently commenced in-house processing of NiCad batteries, battery types that cannot be recycled locally are exported under permit to our partner in Korea. All our downstream partners have full ISO 14001 and EPA accreditation and are regularly audited by our customers.