Like any business, we throw away a small number of assorted batteries. If they are not officially classified as hazardous waste, can we dispose of them in the general waste bin? We do not manufacture or sell any batteries as part of our business.

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Like any business, we throw away a small number of assorted batteries. If they are not officially classified as hazardous waste, can we dispose of them in the general waste bin? We do not manufacture or sell any batteries as part of our business.

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First, you need to check carefully that none of your waste batteries fall into the category of hazardous waste. Refer to the Croner-i Batteries as hazardous waste Q&A on this topic.

Certain types of batteries are classified as hazardous in the European Waste Catalogue. These are:

  • 6 06 01* lead batteries (hazardous), eg lead acid batteries used in vehicles

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