Depending on the battery type, here are specific guidelines to follow in order to properly recycle them.
But don’t worry — for lithium 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 whether you have lithium batteries, feel free to contact us and one of our associates will help you identify them.
With EPA-approved facilities and more than 10 years of experience, Battery Recyclers of America is able to provide custom solutions in all 50 states for any of your battery recycling needs.
On top of our certified processes, we also offer next day pick-up services for your spent battery needs. Just get in touch with our team today, and we’ll do the heavy lifting to transport your lithium batteries to be recycled for reuse.
Our associates can even provide hands-on assistance when palletizing your batteries, to ensure that they are transported safely and efficiently from any location–yes, even in buildings!
We at Battery Recyclers of America are more than happy to provide assistance at every step of the way, whether it involves transporting your batteries safely and efficiently or going over important details you need to know regarding risk and liability when it comes to lithium battery recycling.
If you have lithium batteries in equipment that need to be recycled, contact Battery Recyclers of America today! With years of experience and millions of pounds of batteries recycled, you can rest assured that you’re working with a team of proven experts.
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Federal law states that certain batteries must be recycled, and lithium batteries fit this criteria. The “Battery Act” (The Mercury-Containing and Rechargeable Battery Management Act of 1996) was set out to ensure that batteries such as lithium batteries in equipment can be recycled for reuse, instead of being released into the environment.
Battery Recyclers of America provides battery recycling solutions for any type of batteries. Let us do the heavy lifting to ensure that you join our contribution in recycling the materials used in batteries for further use, and eliminating the risk of exposing dangerous chemicals into the environment.
In order to create safe recycling and disposal processes of batteries, the EPA (Environmental Protection Agency) created the Universal Waste Regulation. This has set in place proven recycling techniques and ensured the safety of all those involved. When you choose to work with Battery Recyclers of America, we guarantee you’ll not only be a part of a positive contribution to a healthier environment, you’ll also have the best recycling experience available.
Unfortunately most plants in the United States outsource their disposal to international plants where they can bypass strict environmental laws. We at Battery Recyclers of America prioritize the safety of our environment and all those who call it home, which is why our eco-friendly recycling programs that abide by local, state, and federal regulations.
With the help of our clients, we have recycled over 15 million pounds of battery waste. When we work together, we can create a cleaner and safer environment and ensure the health of our planet.
At the end of every transaction, we provide our clients with a recycling certificate. Having this certificate is proof that all batteries have been properly recycled in processes that are compliant with EPA regulations.
In fact, when you recycle with us, you may be eligible to receive cash, depending on the type of batteries you recycle.
To learn more about our EPA-approved lithium battery disposal process, click here.
Lithium batteries in equipment are rechargeable and single use batteries that are found in electronic devices such as laptops, cell phones, cameras, power tools, and certain specialty devices. These batteries are made of nickel, cobalt, copper, manganese, electrolyte, and certain forms of plastic casing. The metals and plastics they contain can be reused in new products, so there is value in recycling them.
Lithium batteries in equipment are one of the most popular types of batteries, due to their high energy density and low self-discharge. Because of their power and longevity, these batteries are becoming a common replacement for many uses, spanning outside of just home electronics.
Chemicals inside most batteries begin to break apart once the battery is put to use. This process creates a reaction where ions and electrons are produced to create energy for whatever the battery is powering.
The problem with most batteries is that this can only happen once. Lithium batteries solve this issue because they are rechargeable, providing both high energy density and a long lifespan.
Lithium batteries in equipment work like many other batteries in that they release these electrons from one end of the battery to the other, in order to release energy. These two ends are known as the anode and the cathode. In regular batteries, this process can only happen once before the battery becomes useless.
The chargers that are used for lithium batteries in equipment fix this problem by moving the ions in the opposite direction they were moving when in use. As they flow back from the cathode to the anode, the battery’s energy is restored and ready for reuse.
Lithium batteries often last between two to four years. As time goes on, the charge ability and energy begins to degrade. When the time comes that they can’t do the job anymore, be sure to reach out to Battery Recyclers of America to ensure that the materials in the battery can be reused for other products.
Contact Battery Recyclers of America today to learn more about our certified recycling programs, and how we can provide the professional battery recycling services you need. With our expert help and guidance, you can be assured that you’re providing a positive contribution towards a healthier environment. We look forward to serving you!