DDR (damaged, defective, recalled) Batteries require special care and processing to ensure safety and compliance. The batteries can be recycled in a multistep metallurgical process, but often require cleaning and sorting prior to processing. There are many metals, plastics, and secondary materials that can be recovered during recycling.
Keep reading to find out how Battery Recyclers of America can help you properly package, transport and recycle your DDR batteries.
Identifying your DDR batteries is one of the most important designations a commercial company can make.
Some criteria to consider when assessing whether a battery is damaged, defective, or recalled include nonvisual conditions, such as:
Some visual conditions that may indicate you have a DDR battery on your hands:
Depending on the battery type, such as whether they are lead-acid or lithium-ion, there are specific guidelines to follow in order to properly package your DDR batteries.
But don’t worry — for DDR batteries, we at Battery Recyclers of America are expert in guiding our clients to the safest and most up to date packaging requirements that meet federal DOT safety regulations.
Unlike undamaged lithium batteries, all DDR lithium batteries are fully regulated under the HMR, regardless of weight. In other words, all hazard communication, emergency response, training, and packaging requirements apply—including shipping papers, markings, and Class 9 lithium battery label.
DDR lithium batteries are also subject to additional packaging requirements depending on size and format of the battery.
If you’re unsure how to proceed or if your batteries are damaged, feel free to contact us, and one of our associates will help you every step of the way.
Not all DDR batteries are recyclable in the traditional sense. While many types of batteries can be recycled to reclaim materials, some might be treated and disposed of as hazardous waste, depending on their composition and local regulations.
The recyclability of a DDR battery often depends on its type, the materials it contains, and the available recycling facilities in a particular region.
Don’t stress yourself about recycling your batteries. We can reach you anywhere you are and always comply with all laws and regulations.
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.