Lead acid battery collection and recycling Bolton

Here at X-Met Metals, we are Bolton’s leading scrap metal merchants and we offer a high quality collection service for all your scrap metals, WEEE waste and old batteries across Bolton. This includes lead acid batteries. But why should you choose us?

What are lead acid batteries?

So what are lead acid batteries and how do you know if you have any to recycle? Well, these are a type of rechargeable battery that can handle high surge currents. If you look on the casing of the battery, you should be able to see a symbol of a bin, crossed out, with the letters Pb underneath, which is the chemical symbol for lead. These batteries are often used for:

  • mobility scooters and electric bikes
  • children’s sit and ride toys
  • electric cars

Safely disposing of lead acid batteries

Lead acid batteries need to be dispose of legally and responsibly. They cannot be thrown out with household waste, because of the potential damage the lead acid could cause to the environment, including water sources. Recycling your lead acid batteries could be the most effective solution. This involves a thorough process, recycling each part of the battery, including:

  • The Plastic casing- the plastic shell of the lead acid battery is sent to a plastic facility, where it is melted down and recast as new battery casing
  • The Lead- all of the lead parts are cleaned and heated by smelting furnaces, and while the lead is molten, the impurities can then float to the top to be cleaned off, allowing the pure lead to be reused.
  • Sulfuric acid- the sulfuric acid used in lead batteries can be neutralized and treated as waste water, or be converted to sodium sulfate and be used in laundry detergent, glass and textile manufacturing.

Choose our lead acid battery collection service, here at X-Met Metals

If you have lead acid batteries that you need to get rid of responsibly, why not get in touch with the team here at X-Met Met Metals today. We can:

  • Collect from you- we collect your scrap from wherever you need us to across Bolton, and the surrounding area. This includes lead acid batteries. Simply arrange a time and a place and we will be there on time, to collect any scrap you might have.
  • Great prices- we offer great prices for your lead acid batteries, and we will pay you on the spot too.

For professional scrap metal, WEEE waste and battery collection in Bolton, get in touch with the team today, here at X-Met Metals.