WBA classification categories

How batteries are categorized

Classification of the WBA in terms of waste codes from GD 856/2002 

16 06 Batteries and accumulators
16 06 01 * Lead acid batteries
16 06 02 * Ni-Cd batteries
16 06 03 * Mercury-containing batteries
+06 06 04 Alkaline batteries (except 16 06 03)
+16 06 05 Other batteries and accumulators
16 06 06 * Electrolytes collected separately from batteries and accumulators
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BATTERY / ACCUMULATORS TYPE

Caution! Batteries that do not specify the chemical composition contain Zinc Carbon and therefore fall within category 1c.

PORTABLE BATTERIES (categories 1 and 2)

1a. ALKALINE

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1b. LITHIUM

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1 c. ZINC CARBON

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1 d. ZINC AIR

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1e. MERCURY OXIDE

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1f. SILVER OXIDE

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2a. NiCd (CADMIUM NICKEL)

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2b. ACID LEAD

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2c. NICKEL METAL HYDRIDE

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2d. LITHIUM ION

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2e. LITHIUM POLYMER

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Category 3

3a. ACID LEAD

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3b. CADMIUM NICKEL

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3c. more

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INDUSTRIAL BATTERIES (category 4)

4a. ACID LEAD

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4b. CADMIUM NICKEL (NiCd)

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4c. more

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