If you use any type of electronics in your business, chances are you go through a lot of batteries each year.
Whether you’re a business owner, an environmental expert, or an office worker you already know that there are endless benefits to recycling. And not just from an environmental point of view.
When we think of battery recycling, we tend to overlook the immense financial benefits it has.
Let’s take a closer look at how battery recycling can save your business money and make some extra cash.
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Recycling Batteries For Money
Since batteries have a finite shelf life, we assume that they become worthless once they stop working. That is not the case.
The materials found inside some types of batteries, such as lead acid, still have market value that you can cash in on.
While most recyclers will recycle your used batteries at a low to no cost, there are cases you can make money back in the process.
How To Get Paid For Recycling Your Old Batteries
The amount you can make on your old batteries depends on the type and the quantity you have.
Battery Recyclers of America state: “Most of our clients do not have to pay to recycle with us. In fact, many of them are eligible to receive cash, depending on the type of batteries they recycle.”
Batteries come in all shapes and sizes. From lead acid, commonly used in cars and boats,
to lithium-ion which you can find in most electronic devices.
Luckily, you will have the opportunity to get paid for each pound of lead acid, lithium-ion and some types of absolyte batteries you want to recycle.
Once the weight of your spent batteries is confirmed you will be issued your payment and an official recycling certificate.
Now, doesn’t that sound like a win-win?
And even if you are looking to recycle other types of batteries that cost money to recycle, such as Ni-Cad, lithium primary and lithium thionyl chloride, the more you have the cheaper the process will be.
Recycling Batteries Reduces Disposal Costs
Nowadays, there are multiple laws and regulations when it comes to the disposal of toxic waste and waste in general. This can be overwhelming and costly for a business.
Batteries contain toxic materials and shouldn’t end up at landfills or in the trash. To save yourself stress and money instead of paying for waste disposal, you can recycle your used batteries.
Recyclers like Battery Recyclers of America will provide this service, typically, at no cost to you. The more batteries the better.
You don’t need to worry about expensive disposal costs when you choose to recycle. You can even get cash back while contributing to a better environment.
Avoid Fines By Recycling Batteries (and get paid to do it)
Lead acid, lithium ion and Ni-Cad can and must be recycled by law.
It is not only Federal law that says these types of batteries must be recycled. Many states have their own specific battery recycling regulations.
Having so many different rules in place can put your business in danger of being in violation. To ensure safety and compliance it is a good idea to work with a reputable recycler.
You will eliminate your risk of hefty fines and, in many cases, get paid as well.
Other Benefits Of Recycling Batteries
Is it possible that there are more benefits to battery recycling? The answer is yes. These are just some of the less commonly thought of benefits that are worth your consideration.
Battery Recycling Shows Your Business Is a Good Global Citizen.
Since environmental concerns are becoming increasingly important more people choose to buy from and work for environmentally responsible businesses. Embracing battery recycling shows your consumers and employees that your business cares about the global community and well-being of the people it serves.
Reduces Waste Sent to Landfills
Not to forget, the harmful materials in batteries can leak chemicals into the earth when they’re left in landfills. By choosing to recycle your used batteries you are contributing to the health of your community and the global environment.
Instead of going to waste, what happens during a recycling process is that batteries are broken down and the material inside can be reused to make new products. Including new batteries!
As a result, recycling, not only, reduces waste sent to landfills and brings down the cost of new products.
Recycling Batteries Couldn’t Be Easier
Finally, recycling batteries is super simple! Aligning yourself with a reliable recycler takes very little effort, and a lot of worry off your shoulders. Not to mention, it can help your business save some serious cash.
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