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Does anyone know of a company who are based in the North West who will collect UPS Batteries for ...
18th March 2010, 09:00 AM #1
UPS Batteries – Any know a company who will take them away?
Does anyone know of a company who are based in the North West who will collect UPS Batteries for free from Rochdale?
18th March 2010, 09:51 AM #2
Could you not pop them in to your local tip? Or ask your caretakers how they usually dispose of batteries... there's no difference between the batteries you put in a clock and the batteries in an UPS when it comes to disposal.
Originally Posted by FN-GM
18th March 2010, 09:54 AM #3
Tip wont take them as it is not domestic waste. Caretaker inst interested....
The council want to bill us
18th March 2010, 09:55 AM #4
I'm sure if you leave it outside your office in a box labelled something like "300 hr laptop battery" then it'll soon go missing!
18th March 2010, 09:56 AM #5
ive taken to local tip before and put with the car batteries
18th March 2010, 10:15 AM #6
Can't you just pay? I really have no issues spending money on WEEE collections and disposal, it's really not that expensive. Just have to make sure you don't exceed any hazardous waste allowances.
18th March 2010, 10:16 AM #7
Well i was told rather than pay, stick them in that cupboard.
Originally Posted by DMcCoy
18th March 2010, 10:22 AM #8
Our caretaker takes ours to the local tip and puts them with the car batteries. Never had a problem.
18th March 2010, 01:38 PM #9
Just take them yourself to the tip and if questioned say there from your radio controlled jeep or something like that. If you say there from work then you will get chared but if there personal waste you can get rid that way.
If you got new ones from APC they usually have a sticker and details for them to collect them free anyway.
18th March 2010, 04:07 PM #10
Apc is not free. They want you to courier them
to a place that disposes of them for free. No free shipping though.
18th March 2010, 04:25 PM #11
I must have been special with my last one then!
Originally Posted by contink
18th March 2010, 04:27 PM #12
As suggested a few times above, just take them to the tip yourself and don't let on that they're from work. Dodgy, but it works.
18th March 2010, 04:32 PM #13
LWCS took ours for free along with our last lot of "retired" kit (which they also take for free, whatever condition it's in): LCWS - Where IT disposal and recycling do not cost the earth
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