3 reasons why it’s best to recycle your old UPS and its batteries
One of the most important things your business needs to keep up with is UPS system disposal.
The UPS system plays a vital role in the recycling process.
UPS stands for Uninterruptible Power Supply and when activated, it will continue to provide power to the connected equipment even if the primary source of electricity is interrupted. This safeguard can help prevent any damage or downtime when there is a power outage.
But what happens if your UPS becomes obsolete and stops working?
It’s important to dispose of old and used UPS and batteries properly. As they contain hazardous materials like mercury, they need to be disposed of differently than other electronics.
When we think about disposal we usually think about throwing something in the trash and forgetting about it until we see it again in our local landfill.
The last thing we want is for them to leak or combust and hurt someone.
Here are 3 reasons why it’s best to recycle your old UPS and its batteries
When you recycle your old UPS, it has the potential to save the environment from more than just your company’s waste.
1- Proper recycling will minimize environmental damage ·
Your computer is not the only thing that could be making an impact on the environment. Computer equipment like UPS systems can also make a big difference in your carbon footprint. UPS systems are typically just thrown away after they stop working, which is a huge waste of energy and materials. These systems have been found to release more of certain pollutants into the air than other electrical machinery. Proper recycling of these systems will minimize environmental damage.
2- Your old UPS and its batteries may contain hazardous substances
Did you know that old UPS and its batteries may contain hazardous substances that could cause harm such as mercury or cadmium? This is because UPS systems are often made to power critical loads for extended periods of time. They are designed to be used in standby mode, where they charge their own batteries continuously so they can be ready to provide power if the utility power goes down. This way, your equipment will stay running without interruption. But all this time spent on standby mode means that the battery inside the UPS system will wear out over time. And when it does, there is a chance that hazardous substances could leak.
Hazardous waste batteries may contain mercury, cadmium, lead, nickel, lithium, and other substances that can harm human health and the environment when not disposed of properly. For example, burning certain types of batteries releases toxic fumes that could lead to long-term health effects such as cancer or birth defects.
3- Improper disposal increases the risk of incidents such as fires and explosions
In recent years, there has been a sharp increase in the number of UPS systems being disposed of improperly. Many people are not aware that they have to dispose of these outdated models before tossing them out with the regular garbage. This is a major safety hazard for those who live nearby because old UPS systems can explode and cause fires. In order to protect both the environment and people, it’s important to dispose of old UPS systems properly. Failure to do so could have disastrous consequences. For example, a fire or an explosion caused by a lack of proper disposal of old UPS systems may result in injuries and damage.
Why you should choose us for your UPS Disposal?
We are Mumbai’s FIRST PROVIDER OF POWER SAVING AND BACKUP SOLUTIONS. We have a 26+ year track record of working with over 9000+ satisfied customers and have been a PREMIUM partner of APC by Schneider Electric for over 25 years.
Using our trained engineers and our highly experienced logistics staff we can carry out the disposal of the UPS and associated batteries. Our engineer will guarantee that the UPS is properly decommissioned before our logistics team packs and palletizes the UPS and batteries for transportation and disposal in accordance with the Special Waste Regulations of 1996.
Before you go:
Making the decision to recycle your old UPS and its batteries is not only great for the environment but also has many other benefits.
Recycling your old UPS and its batteries will save you money by sending them to be recycled instead of throwing them away. Recycling ensures that they won’t end up in a landfill or worse, illegally dumped somewhere. Recycling can also create jobs for people who are looking for work.
So what should you do?
It’s best if you contact an expert who can come and take away your old UPS system for proper recycling.
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