How to Make Income from Car Batteries –

How to Make Income from Car Batteries

Car Battery

Battery acceptance benefits all parties directly or indirectly associated with the battery.

For the recipient, because it serves as the basis of his income, for the end user it is an inexpensive source of raw materials for the owners of the old battery, it is an opportunity to earn money and avoid fines for improper battery disposal. In addition, legally taking batteries is also good for the environment, since the lead in the battery does not get into the soil and groundwater.

However, to properly set up a battery take-back business, you need to be aware of some of its nuances.

What is a hazardous battery?

When setting up a battery business, you have to remember that you have to deal with second-rate hazardous waste. And the danger lies in the presence of lead and electrolyte

Lead, getting into the human body and having the ability to accumulate in the bones, liver, and kidneys, leads to their destruction. In addition, this heavy metal causes psychotropic disorders – irritation, mental weakness, insomnia, memory loss and more. In addition, lead is a carcinogen that leads to cancer risk. It enters the human body through water, skin, lungs, and other media;

The alkaline electrolyte is sulfuric acid with distilled water added. It acts easily on mucous membranes, skin, and respiratory tract.

Some people manage to keep the battery in the apartment, which is absolutely impossible

Because of the danger posed by the above elements, the place where the used battery is collected

there should be safety instructions for handling batteries during collection, transportation, and disposal;

personal protection personnel must be provided for personnel who are in constant contact with these substances;

Care will have to be taken with the storage conditions of used batteries.

Transporting old batteries

The thing is, when you plan to participate in battery collection as a company, you need to think about transporting used batteries. You can only transport them under special conditions because these batteries are classified as hazardous waste. Specifically:

  • batteries with an undamaged casing and no alkaline or acidic traces on the surface are acceptable for transportation;
  • they must be protected to prevent any leakage, dropping or damage of the toxic contents;
  • they must be protected against the risk of short circuits and other problems.

Old batteries are usually transported upright, with or without pallets. In addition, you must follow a number of rules about transporting them.

Employees are not cheap!

Receiving, transporting, storing, and otherwise handling old batteries entails inevitable contact with a source of lead and electrolytes. This means that battery-related activities are recognized for collecting hazardous activity insurance premiums. This, in turn, implies a higher rate of contributions to the FSS of the Russian Federation for occupational diseases and additional leave for employees, increasing the amount of contributions to the budget. And you must be prepared for this.

In addition, compliance with safety rules will need to be constantly and closely monitored and periodically checked. Otherwise, contact with lead or electrolyte could result in a minimal chemical burn and an accident investigation. The maximum is criminal liability for those found guilty of failing to follow safety rules.

Coming into any store, be it a fancy clothing boutique, grocery store or candy stand, we have to make a choice. And it will be more knowledgeable if it manages not only emotions but also technical information. But the salesperson has to provide that. For sausage, for example, the percentage of meat to other ingredients, with clothing, the composition of the fabric. And what does a battery salesman need to know? Talk about it and keep talking about it.

  1. which technology is the battery from? The answer should look something like this: all batteries are made using one of three basic technologies. The cheapest is antimony, the more advanced and expensive is calcium, the best in price and parameters is hybrid.
  1. What is the warranty period for the chosen battery model? All self-respecting battery manufacturers warranty their products. It is at least 1 year, in most cases 2 years, and sometimes even three years. The seller should be aware of this.
  1. What is the difference between batteries of different brands? This is a burning issue for many, especially when it comes to batteries with similar specifications and a big difference in cost. Ask the seller about the differences in parts, maybe overpay for the brand and not worth it?
  1. Is the battery size right for the particular car? Note that the seat is designed for a specific battery. Also, there are nuances with polarization and terminal placement.
  1. Does the battery need to be charged before installation? All modern batteries are sold dry (usually on the bike) or filled with electrolytes and fully ready to use.
  1. Why is there a calcium plate in the battery? To avoid rapid self-discharge, rapid evaporation of distilled water is necessary. To improve the cathodic corrosion resistance. In other words, make service free, reliable, and unpretentious.
  1. What does the label on the battery case mean? These are encoded functions, such as capacity, voltage, and a number of cans.
  1. How do you determine the optimum capacity of a car battery? The best way to do this is to use the vehicle’s owner’s manual, because even the same make and model of car may have different equipment. The seller should have this information in the catalog or on the computer.
  1. What should you do if the car battery suddenly runs out of power? By no means rush to buy a new one, but first, try to find out the reason for it. Perhaps the solution lies in the faulty electrical equipment.

By getting answers to these questions, you can not only choose the best battery option, but also possibly save a significant amount due to the lack of need to make such a purchase.

Types of equipment suitable for recycling

First, we’ll define the terminology, because no understanding is possible without understanding the essence. The ultimate goal of battery recycling is the production of industrial lead or alloys, which account for 60-70% of the specific weight. The other ingredients-the electrolyte and polymer packaging-are byproducts that do not represent a high market value separately.

In other words, only devices containing the chemical elements are recycled. These types include:

  • Acid-base bonding and primer;
  • Lead-containing devices manufactured using GEL / AGM technology;
  • Uninterruptible power supplies.

Conversely, the following devices are not suitable for processing chemical elements and alloys:

  • Lithium-ion, used in modern hybrid vehicles;
  • Nickel-cadmium, which are equipped with electric cars, trolleybuses, streetcars, ships, and airplanes;
  • Nickel-metal hydride batteries, which are equipped with electric cars, rockets, and spacecraft, and power systems;
  • Other types do not contain a chemical element.

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