WBA classification categories

How batteries are categorized

Classification of the WBA in terms of waste codes from GD 856/2002 

16 06Batteries and accumulators
16 06 01 *Lead acid batteries
16 06 02 *Ni-Cd batteries
16 06 03 *Mercury-containing batteries
06 06 04Alkaline batteries (except 16 06 03)
16 06 05Other batteries and accumulators
16 06 06 *Electrolytes collected separately from batteries and accumulators

BATTERY / ACCUMULATORS TYPE

Caution! Batteries that do not specify the chemical composition contain Zinc Carbon and therefore fall within category 1c.

PORTABLE BATTERIES (categories 1 and 2)

1a. ALKALINE

1b. LITHIUM

1c. ZINC CARBON

1d. ZINC AER

1e. MERCURY OXIDE

1f. SILVER OXIDE

2a. NiCd (CADMIUM NICKEL)

2b. ACID LEAD

2c. NICKEL METAL HYDRIDE

2d. LITHIUM ION

2e. LITHIUM POLYMER

Category 3

3a. ACID LEAD

3b. CADMIUM NICKEL

3c. more

INDUSTRIAL BATTERIES (category 4)

4a. ACID LEAD

4b. CADMIUM NICKEL (NiCd)

4c. more