How to Recycle and Dispose of Li-ion Batteries in Singapore?

One of our previous articles, we explored where to recycle and dispose of lithium-ion (Li-ion) batteries in Singapore. As we step into 2024, we’re here with an updated guide to address the frequently asked questions about the proper disposal of Li-ion batteries.

Why Recycle Li-ion Batteries?

Li-ion batteries contain valuable materials like lithium, cobalt, and nickel, which can be recycled and reused. Plus, recycling helps prevent toxic chemicals from polluting our environment. It’s all about reducing the demand for raw materials and keeping hazardous substances out of our ecosystem.

Inside a Li-ion Battery from Chemical & Engineering News

How to Dispose of Your Li-ion Batteries in Singapore

1. NEA E-waste Recycling Program: The National Environment Agency (NEA) has set up the E-waste Recycling Program with designated collection points across Singapore. These are convenient spots where you can drop off your used Li-ion batteries for safe disposal.

2. KGS Battery Recycling and Disposal Service: At KGS, we’re dedicated to environmental stewardship and being the answer to all e-waste questions. We’ve established a state-of-the-art battery recycling plant to manage battery waste sustainably. Our advanced technologies ensure safe and efficient processing of used batteries, minimizing environmental impact. Interested in recycling your batteries with us? Just get in touch, and we’ll guide you through the process!

Practical Tips for Disposing of Batteries in E-waste Bins

  • Tape the Terminals: To prevent short circuits, it’s a good idea to tape the terminals of your batteries before disposing of them.
  • Don’t Mix Battery Types: Keep Li-ion batteries separate from other types of batteries when disposing of them.
  • Avoid Damage: Ensure the batteries are not damaged or swollen before dropping them off at collection points.

By following these simple steps and utilising the available recycling programs, you can contribute to a more sustainable future. Remember, every battery recycled is a step towards a cleaner, greener planet, aligning with our vision to be a conduit of influence towards sustainability and society.