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Removals and Recycling Services

EcoPowerSupplies provides a number of services related to the removal, disposal and recycling of uninterruptible power supplies, standby power generators and consumables such as sealed lead-acid batteries. As company, we can provide a cost-saving unified approach to the removal and disposal of electrically-related waste and transport it under as licensed waste carriers (by the UK Environment Agency) to our workshops for strip-down into separate waste streams or to approved WEEE recycling centres or specialist disposal companies in the case of batteries. Once removed from site and recycled, a Disposal certificate is issued for your records.

See our Trade-in program if you have an existing UPS or generator system you would like us to consider for a trade-in. We also provide a rebate on recycled batteries.

Uninterruptible Power Supplies

The majority of UPS systems for recycling are legacy systems with at least ten years operational history. The majority will have been replaced by higher efficiency and more compact systems. Where possible EcoPowerSupplies does look to recover parts for use as spares or to refurbish UPS systems for resale as second-hand units.

Uninterruptible power supplies are generally stripped down within our workshop into their subassembly parts. Metals and plastics are recycled, including electrical cabling, capacitors and fans. PCBs and components are disposed off by specialist recycling companies according to national guidelines covering WEEE and RoHS.

Typical UPS removal and recycling costs for a single cabinet system with or without batteries are:

UPS SIzePriceWaste Transfer NoteDisposal Certificate
300VA – 5kVA£95.00Included£50.00
6kVA – 20kVA£145.00Included£50.00
30kVA – 100kVA£245.00Included£50.00
120kVA – 200kVA£345.00Included£50.00
250kVA – 300kVA£445.00Included£50.00
400kVA – 500kVA£545.00Included£50.00

Note: these are guide costs for breakdown, recycling and disposal at our depot. We may have to add a collection charge to the above costs dependent upon: their location, collection time and date, dimensions and weight. Discounts are available for multiple unit collections.

A complete electrical decommissioning and battery dismantle service is also available form our certified electrical contracting team.

Battery Recycling

Batteries (sealed lead acid SLA/Valve Regulated Lead Acid VRLA) are the major consumable item within an uninterruptible power supply or DC standby power system. Most batteries have either a 5 or 10-year design life and typically require replacement (and disposal) within years 4 and 7 respectively. During the life of a UPS system one to two battery changes are common and most occur as part of preventative maintenance routines. Once removed from site, the batteries are sent to specialist battery companies who can strip down the batteries into their separate components of plastic cases, metal plates and acidic electrolyte, for recycling.

Generator Refurbishments

There are few consumable components within a generator set. Unlike UPS systems, generator age is also classified according to the number of hours a set has run. Often generators can be refurbished and sold into the second-user market to provide standby power for less critical loads in more remote areas.

UPS Battery Recycling

UPS Relocations

As for any major project, careful planning, site power surveys and overall management will ensure that Health & Safety on-site are not compromised and that systems are removed without disruption to critical loads. At EcoPowerSupplies we use expert logistics companies to assist our NICEIC certified company engineers in the safe disconnection and removal of power protection systems. We also apply these same services to equipment relocations, including the hire of specialist crane and lifting services where required. Sometimes relocation projects can also include strip-downs into component assemblies i.e. transformer removal and even building works such as a window removal for crane access, or scaffolding to secure walkways. Once relocated, our commissioning team can then make reconnections and safely power-up the system.