Guidelines for UPS Battery Scrap Disposal & E-Waste Management

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Top General Guidelines Followed During the Disposal of E-Waste and Battery Scrap

Please be aware that there are different categories of waste that are regulated by rules issued by the Ministry of Environment and Forests (MoEF). Each waste stream requires separate vendors who normally have individual authorizations or licenses that are specific to each category.

The list of applicable rules includes:

1. E-Waste (Management) Rules, 2016
2. Hazardous Waste (Management, Handling & Trans-boundary Movement) Rules, 2016
3. Plastic Waste Management Rules 2016
4. Batteries (Management and Handling) Rules, 2001
5. Bio-medical Waste Management Rules, 2016
6. Construction and Demolition Waste Management Rules, 2016
7. Municipal Solid Waste (M & H) Rules, 2016
8. For more details please refer:

As the above-mentioned rules are applicable to various scrap/waste material types it is of regulatory importance that these categories are not mixed with each other. Such mixing will potentially lead to violations of the Rules as issued by the Central Pollution Control Board leading to penalties for the disposer, segregation, and disposal costs evaluated by the waste disposal vendors as well as potential environmental pollution.

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What Qualifies As E-Waste?

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  • All electrical and electronic appliances unless broken into parts that belong in any other category listed above. For electric kettle is an item of E-Waste. However, a broken kettle part or handle thereof is an item to be qualified as Plastic Waste with the remainder of the part being E-Waste
  • Below is a common but incomplete list of electrical/electronic items that can be qualified as E-Waste at the end of life:
  1. IT Related Items (Servers, Telecommunication equipment, Desktop CPUs, Laptops, Monitors, Printers, Scanners, Fax machines, Telephones, Keyboard, Mouse, and related cables)
  2. Domestic appliances (Fridges, Washing machines, ACs, TVs, Radios, Audio equipment, Fans, Microwaves, Electric Kettles, OTGs, Mixer grinders, Geysers, UPS systems (excluding batteries), Cell-phones, Landline phones, routers, Dish TV systems, and set-top boxes, remote controls, pumps, motors, electrical panels
  3. Unbroken CFLs and tube lights, LED and other light fixtures, electrical wire, and cables

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Top 10 Top General Guidelines For E-waste Segregation & Disposal

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  1. Do not mix materials mentioned above with any other materials during storage for disposal
  2. Categorize your lot by item type, count, and weight if possible
  3. Store fragile items such as tube lights / CFLs separately and safely
  4. Ensure that the area for storage is well lit and closed from the elements. If possible storage location should facilitate easy access for transport vehicles
  5. Batteries (Lead-acid and primary batteries) can be embedded in these materials and should be separated where
  6. Battery terminals should be taped to avoid short-circuits during storage
  7. Mixing of hazardous wastes (broken glass, paints and pigments, varnishes, used oil, toner dust, inks, solvents, broken bulbs / CFL / Tube-lights, glass wool, and other insulation material, and other wastes designated for incineration or land-fill with E-Waste can lead to penalties and lot disposal charges
  8. Once separate lots have been made according to waste categories please contact authorized vendors for disposal of the same
  9. For E-Waste please ensure the vendor completes Form-6 (Transport Manifest) before lifting the material. Similar Forms (e.g. Form-10 for hazardous and Form-13 for batteries) exist for other hazardous wastes, please consult the individual Rules for additional information
  10. Authorized vendors for E-Waste should also provide a passbook entry for the E-Waste lifted to the disposers

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Our Services : Zolopik provides a wide range of recycling services for all your used electronic & electrical equipment and batteries.Our Customers : From large corporations and SMEs to Households and schools we are proud to help businesses and the community to dispose of their old electronics safely, securely, ethically and in an environmentally sound manner.Our Team : We are technology focused professional organization having high skilled team involved in sales, operations, technical services, reporting and administration. We also partner with a number of social enterprises.Compliance : Zolopik maintains 100% compliance for the purchase and recycle of electronics from corporates by issuing required documents such as Authorization certificate, Form 6 for E waste disposal and form 10 for battery scrap disposal.

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