Lithium Thionyl Chloride Battery Recycling


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How to Package Lithium Thionyl Chloride Batteries for Recycling Pick-Up

Depending on the battery type, here are specific guidelines to follow in order to properly recycle them.

But don’t worry — for lithium thionyl chloride (LI-SOCl₂) 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 thionyl chloride batteries, feel free to contact us and one of our associates will help you identify them.

Schedule a Battery Pick-Up from Battery Recyclers of America

Battery Recyclers of America offers certified processes and effective solutions for your battery waste needs. Our EPA-approved facilities service all 50 states, even select remote locations, and are held to the highest standards.

We know that time is a major factor in choosing the right professional battery recycling company. That’s why we offer next day pick-up and white-glove services–we’ll even transport your batteries from buildings!–so that you can quickly remove spent batteries from your facility, and let our team of experts handle the rest.

If you have lithium thionyl chloride batteries that need to be recycled, be sure to contact the Battery Recyclers of America today. With our experience and industry-leading solutions, you can be certain that you’re following all of the laws and regulations around battery recycling when you work with us.
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Lithium Thionyl Chloride Battery Recycling: Laws and Regulations You Should Know

It is important to be aware of the laws surrounding proper battery recycling and disposal. The “Battery Act” (The Mercury-Containing and Rechargeable Battery Management Act of 1996) is a federal law that states that batteries such as lithium thionyl chloride batteries must be recycled for reuse.

Each state also has its own laws regarding battery recycling. To learn more, go to BatteryCouncil.org for more information on your state’s battery recycling laws.

Battery Recyclers of America provides full-service battery recycling solutions that are certified and follow federal laws. By working with us, you’re placing your trust in a team of experts that have 10+ years of experience, and can help you follow these laws and regulations without any problems.

Recycling Lithium Thionyl Chloride Batteries using Sustainable Practices

The Universal Waste Regulation set out by the EPA (Environmental Protection Agency) , was put in place to create safe recycling and disposal processes of batteries. Prior to this regulation, the harsh and toxic materials that comprise batteries contributed to overflowing landfills and further exacerbated detrimental effects on the environment.

While this regulation has made great strides in remedying the effects of our waste, many American plants continue to outsource their waste to countries that have lax environmental laws to avoid hefty EPA compliance fees.

We at Battery Recyclers of America are passionate about environmental sustainability and we prioritize working with partners who share the same values. Our organization is in good-standing with the EPA due to our sustainable practices and programs when recycling Lithium Thionyl Chloride batteries.

We often recycle batteries at no cost to our clients. In fact, our clients often receive cash from us, depending on the type of batteries they recycle.
Working with a proven battery recycling company is paramount to ensuring that you’re following these rules. Battery Recyclers of America guarantees that you will be using the best recycling programs to date, and utilizing EPA-approved facilities.

Properly Identifying Lithium Thionyl Chloride Batteries

Lithium thionyl chloride batteries are a variant of lithium batteries that are commonly found in devices that only need low amounts of power. This is due to their extremely long shelf life, which can last up to 10 years. Unlike lithium-ion batteries , these batteries are not rechargeable.

Lithium thionyl chloride batteries contain a liquid cathode, and are able to sustain extremely low temperatures. You can find higher-current versions of these non-rechargeable batteries in some vehicle and military applications.

How Long Do Lithium Thionyl Chloride Batteries Last?

The cells in lithium thionyl chloride batteries have the highest energy density of any form of lithium battery. They also produce limited emissions under abusive conditions, which is an advantage over other battery chemistries that use liquid to produce a gas by-product.

These batteries also exhibit an extremely low self-discharge, usually under 1% a year. This efficiency has made them a popular choice for devices that require only a low, sustainable charge. However, due to their high cost and safety concerns, you will not find these batteries in normal civilian applications. One of the largest safety concerns associated with them is that the battery can explode when shorted.

These powerful batteries can last up to 40 years. If your lithium thionyl chloride batteries have reached their limit and can no longer perform, contact Battery Recyclers of America today. With our help, you will be providing a positive contribution to a healthier environment, and making sure that the valuable materials in the battery do not go to waste.

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Next-Day Pickup For Your Lithium Thionyl Chloride Batteries

If you’re looking to recycle your spent lithium thionyl chloride batteries, contact Battery Recyclers of America today! We will help you streamline the process of recycling your battery waste, and provide documentation to help manage the risk and liabilities associated with battery recycling. Be sure to take advantage of our next day pickup services to quickly and efficiently recycle your batteries. We look forward to serving you!

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