[Rechargeable battery Q&A] How do I dispose of a rechargeable battery once it is completely used up?

How to dispose of rechargeable batteries Rechargeable batteries can be recharged and used over and over again, but eventually their charging capacity will decrease and eventually reach the end of their lifespan and become unusable. So how should you dispose of a rechargeable battery that has reached the end of its lifespan? burnable garbage? incombustible garbage? Or is there another disposal method? etc.
This time, we will introduce you to ``How to dispose of rechargeable batteries'' that you may not know!

*Depending on the municipality where you live, you may have separate collection methods other than the disposal methods listed below. Please refer to each local government's website for information on disposal methods in your area.

How long does a rechargeable battery last?

Regarding the lifespan of rechargeable batteries, each manufacturer's product description often states that they can be used repeatedly, but it is difficult to count how many times the battery has actually been used. As a guide to whether a rechargeable battery has reached the end of its lifespan,

・The battery runs out quickly even after being fully charged after using it for a relatively long period of time.

If this happens, it is safe to assume that the rechargeable battery has reached the end of its lifespan.
However, please note that if the battery runs out quickly even after you have just started using it, the device you are using may not be compatible with rechargeable batteries, or the rechargeable battery itself may be defective.

How should I dispose of the rechargeable battery?

Rechargeable batteries (small rechargeable batteries such as nickel metal hydride rechargeable batteries and lithium ion rechargeable batteries) cannot be disposed of as combustible or non-combustible garbage! (However, some local governments carry out separate collection.)
The reason for this is that rechargeable batteries use rare resources such as nickel, and in order to reuse them, they need to be recycled rather than thrown away as garbage.

So how exactly should it be disposed of?
Regular rechargeable batteries can be disposed of by placing them in "small rechargeable battery recycling boxes" located at local government facilities such as electronics retailers and community centers. However, only rechargeable batteries from designated manufacturers can be placed in this recycling box, so please check the JBRC website for information on the manufacturers and collection locations that can be collected.

Additionally, we collect Enevolt rechargeable batteries in-house. We are taking this approach because we believe that by collecting our products in-house, we can handle everything from development and sales to disposal, and be considerate of the natural environment, including garbage issues.
If you would like to dispose of your Enevolt rechargeable battery, please feel free to contact us or the store where you purchased it!


What did you think? This time we introduced how to dispose of rechargeable batteries!
Because rechargeable batteries can last a long time and are environmentally friendly, you want to dispose of them responsibly. As a rechargeable battery manufacturer, Enevolt would be happy if people would feel more familiar with rechargeable batteries by knowing how to dispose of them.

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