Cell Phone Battery Recycling

Recycling Process

Confused about how to recycle your old cell phone batteries quickly and painlessly? We’re here to make it as easy as possible no matter how many cell phones (or other batteries) you have to recycle.

Keep reading to find out how you can recycle your old cell phones as fast as just a couple of minutes.

Battery Usage

Battery Lifespan
1-3 Years



How to Package Cell Phone Batteries for Recycling

Depending on the type of cell phone battery you’re dealing with, there might be different protocols for how to package and recycle them. 

Cell phone batteries are typically lithium-ion (li-ion) batteries, but newer phones sometimes use lithium-polymer batteries. These two types of batteries are similar, but not the same, so if you have any questions please get in contact with us on our website.

At Battery Recyclers of America, we have the experience and expertise necessary to ensure a positive battery recycling experience for you. We provide the highest quality of battery recycling services, so you can count on your batteries being recycled safely, sustainably, and efficiently.

Next Day Pickup is Our Standard

Schedule Next Day Pickup Cell Phone Battery Recycling

At Battery Recyclers of America, our battery pickup and recycling services cover all the 50 states in the United States.

Don’t stress yourself about recycling your batteries. We can reach you anywhere you are and always comply with all laws and regulations.

Our world-class facilities are used in compliance with the EPA rules and regulations for battery recycling

We can handle all your battery recycling needs no matter how many batteries you have. We can take them off your hands as soon as tomorrow.

Laws and Regulations for Recycling Cell Phone Batteries

According to federal law, certain types of batteries must be recycled. This is in large part due to the The Mercury-Containing and Rechargeable Battery Management Act of 1996, or simply, “The Battery Act”. 

This piece of legislation states that batteries such as the li-ion and lithium polymer batteries commonly found in cell phones must be recycled in order to prevent the toxic chemicals they contain from being released into the environment.

Different states also have different recycling laws and regulations, which are important to keep track of when attempting to rid yourself of batteries you no longer need. Check out The Battery Council’s website for a state-by-state breakdown of battery recycling laws.

Using Sustainable Practices When Recycling Cell Phone Batteries

In every state (except for California) you can safely dispose of household batteries, such as AA, AAA, C, and D in your standard recycle bin. But the Environmental Protection Agency, or EPA, created the Universal Waste Regulation in order to manage the spread of toxic chemicals in our environment. 

By recycling your used cell phone batteries, you’re not only being compliant with the law but protecting the environment around you. 

Unfortunately, some battery recycling services will outsource their recycling to other countries with more lax regulations to avoid paying compliance fees or following regulations. 

That’s not how we do it at Battery Recyclers of America. We provide high-quality recycling services for all types of batteries, including cell phone batteries of all varieties. For more information on how to get started, check out our My Batteries page.

Since the formation of Battery Recyclers of America, we’ve recycled over 15 tons of batteries. Recycling batteries is important to us, and we look forward to the opportunity to help you do so.

Accurately Identifying Cell Phone Batteries

There are two types of battery commonly used in cell phones. The most common is the lithium ion battery, which is also found in other devices like laptops. 

A newer development is the lithium polymer battery, which can be found sometimes in newer phones. Both types of battery can (and should) be recycled, and we’re here to help. 

If you need any help identifying a battery, contact us, and one of our associates will help you figure out what type of battery you’re dealing with and how to proceed. We put safe, efficient battery recycling first.

How Long Do Cell Phone Batteries Last?

Both types of cell phone battery, lithium ion and lithium polymer, are rechargeable. That means that they can be used and reused for quite some time before they need to be replaced. However, they don’t last forever, as they eventually begin to have problems charging and holding a charge after 2-3 years typically.

When your cell phone batteries come to the end of their lifespan, recycling them is an important part of being compliant with federal regulations and keeping your environment safe. 

By contacting us at Battery Recyclers of America, you can get started with the recycling process today and get those used cell phone batteries out of the way as soon as tomorrow.

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