Collecting Lead Batteries – In the first quarter of 2018 a separate battery storage facility was set up.
Lead is one of the most important non-ferrous metals in the industrialised world. The heavy metal can be found in lead-acid batteries, amongst others. The worldwide market for these batteries is extremely big. In particular, they are indispensable in many mobile applications. They can be found in starter batteries in combustion engines. The recycling of lead batteries is subject to stringent statutory regulations. Even the collection and storage is regulated. Hensel Recycling Austria has met all the requirements in this respect and has obtained the relevant authorisation. “This is a comprehensive process which looks at the qualification of our employees, as well as evidence that transport conditions and storage areas are suitable”, explained Robert Pölzleitner, Managing Director at Hensel Recycling Austria.
In the first quarter of 2018 a separate battery storage facility with liquid-tight shelf systems was set up. “Within a very short time, we have created all the conditions necessary for this new business area”, Robert Pölzleitner, Managing Director at Hensel Recycling Austria.
All employees in Acquisition have had training to become authorised ADR agents and another employee has trained to become a hazardous materials officer. “Our customers appreciate the fact that we now accept lead batteries, as well as catalytic converters”, added Pölzleitner.