10 Dos and Don’ts of Battery Recycling

Christine LellisRecycling Batteries

Today, more businesses are recycling than ever. So you’d assume that we’re all better at figuring out what goes in the bin, right? Well, not exactly. There’s still a lot of confusion around what can and can’t be recycled — especially when it comes to batteries and e-waste.  Which kind of batteries can be recycled, and which can’t? What should … Read More

Are Lithium-Ion Batteries Dangerous?

Christine LellisLithium-Ion Batteries

Lithium-ion batteries are found in cell phones, laptops, and tablets. They’re also frequently found in devices used in the workplace, such as power tools, medical equipment, body cameras, and smart PPE.  Because lithium-ion batteries are rechargeable and can store a lot of energy in a small space, they’re ideal for many commercial applications.  However, the same features that make lithium-ion … Read More

Where to Recycle Spent Batteries

Christine LellisRecycling Batteries

The time comes for us all. You go to turn on your laptop or car and the battery is dead. Sometimes it’s more of a gradual thing, and your battery won’t hold a charge or provide enough power. In any case, batteries aren’t designed to last forever and now it’s time for you to get rid of it.  If you’ve … Read More

Battery Recyclers of America Named One Of The Nation’s Fastest-Growing Private Companies On Inc. 5000 List

Christine LellisRecycling Batteries

Dallas-Based Recycler Ranks #1210 on the 2019 Inc. 5000 List With Three-Year Revenue Growth of 339% Battery Recyclers of America is proud to announce its placement on the prestigious 2019 Inc. 5000 list of the fastest-growing private companies in the United States. Since 2009, Battery Recyclers of America has been on a mission to make recycling easy, safely disposing of … Read More

It’s The Law: Battery Recycling Regulations You Should Know

Christine LellisRecycling Batteries

Look around you: batteries are everywhere! From laptops to cell phones to cars, batteries are hugely useful in our work and daily lives — but they also represent a huge responsibility.  When thrown in the trash, batteries can release harmful materials like mercury, lead, and cadmium into the environment.  If you’re in charge of recycling your company’s batteries, then it’s … Read More

Why Do Scrap Battery Prices Fluctuate?

Christine LellisRecycling Batteries

Like the price of gas at your local gas station, the price of scrap batteries changes often — sometimes overnight! These ups and downs might leave you scratching your head, but the fact is that price fluctuations are normal and recycling your used batteries is still worth the small effort no matter the current price. While it’s impossible to accurately … Read More

How to Safely Dispose of Damaged Batteries

Christine LellisRecycling Batteries

Sometimes, no matter how careful you are or how meticulously you store your spent batteries, they still end up getting damaged. It may be because a battery gets dropped when removing it from a forklift, or it could be because it gets bumped while stacked on a pallet in your warehouse. Or, you might have received a defective battery from … Read More

How to Prepare Your Batteries for Recycling

Christine LellisRecycling Batteries

One of the most common reasons project managers hang onto their spent batteries is because preparing them for recycling seems like a lot of trouble and work. They don’t feel confident navigating the maze of packaging and shipping requirements, so the batteries end up gathering dust in a warehouse. To help you safely and correctly prepare your batteries for recycling, … Read More

The Dangerous Problem with Foreign Battery Recycling

Christine LellisRecycling Batteries

Many recycling customers mistakenly assume that once they hand their spent batteries off to a recycler, the batteries are disposed of safely and correctly. Unfortunately, that’s not always the case. In recent years, some recyclers have started sending battery waste overseas to crude smelting facilities that don’t meet American environmental standards. This is causing extensive damage to humans and the … Read More