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6th March 2017

G & P Batteries condemns portable battery recycling shambles


Accumulator Recycling has transferred its UK customer base for battery recycling to leading waste battery and collection company, G & P Batteries.

G & P will take over collections for all Accumulator customers from 1st July 2011 in an agreement that pools the expertise of two major battery specialists.

Accumulator is withdrawing from the UK battery market to concentrate on its core business base in Ireland, although it will continue to operate WEEE collections throughout the UK.

G & P Batteries is the UK’s leading collection and recycling company for of all types of waste batteries.  The company operates a nationwide service which banks, collects, sorts and recycles any type of battery, from major industrial batteries to the tiny batteries that power wrist watches.

G & P was the first company in the UK to achieve Environment Agency approval as both an Authorised Battery Treatment Operator (ABTO) and an Authorised Battery Exporter (ABE). These authorisations are a fundamental part of the new legislation governing batteries and are vital for companies to be able to issue evidence and deal with waste batteries.

Kurt Kyck, Managing Director of Accumulator Recycling, said: “We are confident that the efficient, friendly batteries service our customers have come to associate with Accumulator Recycling will not only continue, but expand with this agreement, which represents a pooling of the expertise of two major battery specialists - an important factor in today’s regulatory environment.”

Michael Green, Managing Director of G & P Batteries, added:  “We are delighted to have reached this agreement with Accumulator Recycling.  Our two companies have complementary skills and customer bases and this venture will enable us to strengthen our position further in the UK battery market and especially in the portable waste battery collection arena.”

Both companies emphasise that Accumulator customers can expect a seamless transfer of service, with Accumulator equipment remaining on site but with collections from G & P Batteries.