Battery Recycling Bins
Battery Bins is a trading division of Environmental Hygiene Products Limited which specializes in manufacturing and supplying a wide range of Fire Retardant waste bins to all industry sectors throughout the world. Our company is based in Tain in the North of Scotland and supplies customers across the EU, Africa and Middle East primarily in the following Industry sectors:
- Hospital and Associated Healthcare Users
- Education – e.g. Schools, Colleges, Universities
- Janitorial Suppliers and End Users
- Public Sector – e.g. Local and National Government, Prisons
- Defence Industry
Information on Battery Bins
The battery bin works by helping eliminate the possibility of the batteries causing a fire as a result of a reaction with one another. In a workplace where batteries are used and replaced on a frequent basis, this could be the difference between life and death. Other suppliers provide products made of plastic and cardboard which are both highly flammable and may actually increase the chance of fire. The battery bin is completely fire retardant to UK Government Standards so therefore helps eliminate any risk to the people working in the surrounding areas.
Battery recycling rules in force for stores – BBC website
All our fire retardant battery bins have been tested to the relevant UK Government technical memo standards for fire retardancy and non-flammability.
In addition, we are ISO 9001:2000 certified for both the manufacture and supply of waste bins and sackholders which guarantees the upmost professional standards.
Fire prevention, when dealing with batteries is incredibly important as it not only saves lives but can also prevent damage to your premises and equipment.
The UK is required to meet the European Battery Directive, which requires that the UK recycles 25% of household batteries by 2012, rising to 45% in 2016. Considering the current battery recycling rate in the UK is 2%, peoples attitudes will have to change. This will result in batteries being segregated from other waste into their own bins more often, making a dedicated battery bin essentia
This page is here to help show how important fire retardant battery bins are in everyday life, especially with battery recycling laws changing which will result in the bins become more essential. The page uses news stories, government directives and research studies as demonstrations.
Battery Bin PDF
DEFRA Directive on batteries
This website gives information on all battery recycling issues.
Examples of AA lithium battery accidents
The importance of fire retardant bins
What standards are the bins tested to?
UK HTM 05-03 Part A. This is the UK government’s fire retardancy requirement for hospitals
What are the bins made of?
Zintec steel throughout
Can they take a bag?
Yes, with a ten litre capacity and a bag retainer, the bins can take a standard pedal bin bag and still remain fire retardant