Industrial Battery Recycling
How to Package Industrial Batteries for Recycling Pick-Up
Depending on the industrial battery type, such as whether they are lead-acid, nickel-cadmium, or lithium-ion, there are specific guidelines to follow in order to properly recycle them.
But don’t worry — for industrial batteries, we at Battery Recyclers of America provide white-glove services to palletize your batteries that adhere to federal DOT safety regulations.
For more details, we conveniently offer a comprehensive step-by-step guide to package your batteries here. For other types of batteries, we also provide detailed answers on our FAQ page regarding how to package different battery types.
If you’re unsure which type of industrial battery you have, feel free to contact us and one of our associates will help you identify it.
Schedule Next Day Pickup for Your Industrial Batteries with Battery Recyclers of America
With all the laws and regulations nowadays on what to do with your spent industrial batteries, the whole process can be overwhelming. We at Battery Recyclers of America offer next day pickup and white-glove service–even when transporting batteries from buildings!–to ensure that your recycling needs are met quickly and efficiently.
Battery Recyclers of America offers premium battery recycling and transportation solutions for all 50 states. We use EPA-approved facilities to keep up with the latest standards and regulations, and have been providing industry-leading solutions for over 10 years.
If you need professional recycling services for your industrial batteries, then contact us today to have our team of experts come out the next day and provide you with the top battery recycling solutions you need.
Industrial Battery Recycling Laws and Regulations
The “Battery Act” (The Mercury Containing and Rechargeable Battery Management Act of 1996) is a federal law that was put in place to improve the safety of recycling battery waste. Industrial batteries require specialized recycling techniques, and recycling them applies to this law.
Before you begin recycling your spent batteries, it is a good idea to be aware of your state’s laws regarding this subject. For more information on what your state’s laws are, go to BatteryCoucil.org
and look for your state’s battery recycling laws.
Working with a team of trusted professionals with plenty of experience is a great way to ensure you’re in compliance with the laws listed above. Here at Battery Recyclers of America, we can help you understand more about the process.
Universal Waste Rules
Industrial batteries have a variety of safety issues, depending on what form of battery you’re using. Some of these safety concerns include containing large amounts of acid electrolyte, toxic heavy metals, and cadmium.
If any of these batteries happen to spill, severe corrosive damage will occur to any objects nearby, and will cause harm to any humans that it comes into contact with. Cadmium is also a known carcinogen, which can cause cancer in living tissue. Due to these risks, recycling these spent batteries requires specialized battery recycling processes.
To reduce toxic chemicals in the environment, the EPA (Environmental Protection Agency) created the Universal Waste Regulation to encourage safe recycling and disposal of harmful waste, such as industrial batteries.
To avoid paying hefty compliance fees to the EPA, most american plants outsource their disposal to international plants where environmental laws are more lenient. We guarantee that when you recycle with us, you will be using eco-friendly recycling programs that abide by local, state, and federal regulations.
Since Battery Recyclers of America was formed, we have recycled over 15 million pounds of battery waste. When we work together, we can mitigate the effects of harmful chemicals, decrease our waste, and ensure the health of our environment and planet.
We even provide our clients with a certificate as proof that all received materials have been appropriately recycled in processes that are compliant with EPA regulations.
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.
To learn more about our EPA-approved battery disposal process, click here.
Battery Recyclers of America will help you set up safe recycling programs that abide by these guidelines.
Properly Identifying Industrial Batteries
Industrial batteries power applications like railroads, forklifts, stationary power, and backup power. They are built with lead plates, electrolytes and steel casing.
These batteries are typically large units, and can be set up in multiple rows. Toxic materials are often found in these batteries, so the process of recycling is different from standard batteries.
If you need to recycle spent industrial batteries, then you need to be sure you’re working with a proven battery recycling company so that you don’t risk harming others and the environment around you.
Ready To Recycle Your Industrial Batteries?
Contact Battery Recyclers of America today to get started on the process of recycling your spent batteries. Be sure to take advantage of our next day pickup services so that your battery waste can quickly be removed with the help of our transportation services. We look forward to serving you!Recycle My Batteries