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How to contain your lead acid batteries

lead acid batteries

Dolav provided us with some information regarding how to store lead acid batteries using their eco-friendly container. 

A container for lead-acid auto battery recycling has a tough life. “EU Approved, leak-proof, strong and long-lasting.” These are some of auto battery recyclers’ demands of waste battery containers. Although thousands are in daily use, not all comply. 

Many containers are plastic pallet boxes, as is the Dolav Ace. Users say the Dolav Ace does what’s needed. It has been dubbed, ‘The Battery Ace’ by recyclers. It holds 605 litres and 1200 kg up to a maximum stack load of 5000 kg.  

In the UK at G & P Batteries, Darlaston, site operations manager, David Brookes said, “We use Dolav plastic pallet bins because they are ‘UN Approved’ and leak proof. G & P and our sister [Ecobat] companies in Europe have been using Dolavs for around ten years and found them to be very durable. The runners and the bin are one complete moulding so they don’t become disconnected.”

He explained that G & P Batteries provides a complete service to help its customers be compliant and to give them all the information they need. The G & P service uses the Dolavs as returnable transit packaging (RTP) on a constant cycle between client sites and G & P’s Darlaston handling facility. Each G & P Dolav box makes hundreds of cyclical trips.

That experience is echoed by other battery recyclers, “Last 3-times longer,” Recobat. “Fixed runners don’t come off,” Recycling Lives. “Electrically insulated, acid resistant, stacks with lids, tips 180°,” Sims. Additionally, the Dolav Ace was ‘Abuse Tested’ by TÜV SÜD and passed all tests with flying colours. Boxes from others did not. 

Dolav will have ‘The Battery Ace’ plastic box on display at CARS Expo in some of its nine standard colours with lids in seven colours. On show too will be optional hot die stamp printing done by Dolav in Watton. Easily identified boxes are less likely to get lost and as RTP, can more easily be audited out and back.

Much of the power used in making Dolavs is zero-carbon, clean electricity from a vast array of its factory roof-mounted solar panels not far from the Mediterranean coast. After a long service life, the HDPE plastic of Dolav-made boxes can be ground up and used to make wheelie bins for more decades of residential waste recycling.

To find out more about their products contact Maria Plastow by emailling maria@dolav-uk.co.uk or call 01953 889422. Or if you’re heading to CARS Expo www.cars-expo.com/ in July, check out Dolav at Stand E1.

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