WBA information

DBA stands for Waste Batteries and Accumulators

The energy from the batteries ensures our essential and indispensable mobility. Batteries have changed our lives and are changing the world we live in, from the small batteries in wristwatches to the large ones in electric vehicles.

When they break, batteries and accumulators become waste. They contain heavy metals and toxic substances, and disposing of batteries with household waste leads to soil and water contamination. Some batteries such as Li-Ion pose a danger to people's safety because they can even cause fires.

That is why ECOTIC BAT engaged in actions to develop the national collection infrastructure, which has currently reached over 10 collection points, as well as in actions related to communication and awareness of the importance of collecting and not letting such waste end up in the landfill.

If we throw the batteries in an ordinary rubbish bin, they will be taken to a landfill or incinerator. In both cases, they would release harmful substances, including heavy metals that pollute the air, soil, groundwater and surface water.

By recycling batteries we recover metals that can be reused for our benefit. Thanks to recycling, from 100 kilograms of batteries we can recover 65 kg of raw materials that can be reused in the production of other objects.

 Once collected separately, used batteries first go through a sorting process depending on the composition (zinc-carbon, alkaline, Li-Ion, pill type, lead-acid, etc.).

For each typology, a process of shredding, separation and reprocessing follows. Metallurgical or hydrometallurgical processes are most often used in flow. At the end of the process, metals such as iron, steel, zinc, manganese, nickel, copper, lead, cadmium, cobalt and silver are extracted.


For the collection of DBA, we provide you, free of charge, collection containers.

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