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    who recycles UPS batteries in JHB?

    Hi all,

    Does anyone know of a company in the JHB area that refurbishes / recycles 12V UPS batteries? I know Midas pays R114 for a car battery when you buy a new one from them.

    We recently replaced a lot of UPS batteries and instead of just tossing them into the bin, I thought it could be worthwhile to take it to such a place?
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    Not sure where they would end up.

    either :
    the scrap metal merchants for the lead / other metal content,
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    ask the battery manufacturers ( years ago I recall Exide, Chloride, Dixon, First National Battery ) - they should be able to tell you who recycles all the scrap.
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    I think it might be illegal to toss them in the bin whilst they still have acid in them. I would ask you local Midas if they can't send them for recycling along with their car batteries.
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    Have you tried your local "Battery Centre", I don't think they'll pay anything for them though?
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    I was hoping to make a quite buck from this, since I have a few of them and we need to replace more batteries soon.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SoftDux-Rudi View Post
    I was hoping to make a quite buck from this, since I have a few of them and we need to replace more batteries soon.
    I am afraid you are not going to make a buck from this venture. I have not found anybody yet that is willing to part with money for old UPS batteries
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