CDC Battery Handling in the Off-Grid Solar Sector

Published on Mar 1, 2021

This document aims to help local recyclers and companies handle used batteries in a safe and controlled manner. It serves as a blueprinting for the development of local collection and treatment solutions and covers the following topics:

  • Storage of batteries
  • Handling and disassembly
  • Firefighting procedures and good practices
  • Transport of used batteries, which trigger requirements related to packaging, waste classification and labelling, as well as training for staff.

Sofies (now part of dss+) developed this document with technical input from Marco Ottaviani, in the wider context of a CDC Group project in Kenya. Many thanks to Veronica Di Bella and Nomsa Fulbrook-Bhembe for their support and review.