Nickel-Cadmium (NiCad) Battery Recycling
What Are Nickel-Cadmium Batteries?
Nickel-Cadmium (NiCad) batteries are rechargeable batteries that use the electrodes metallic cadmium and nickel oxide hydroxide. They have a wide variety of uses, including cell phones, handheld electronics, power tools, and medical equipment.
Compared to other rechargeable batteries, such as lead-acid batteries, NiCad batteries offer a great lifespan and the ability to deliver near full capacity at high discharge rates. However, the cells themselves have high-discharge rates, and the materials in nickel-cadmium batteries are more costly than others. They have become a versatile battery due to their wide range of sizes, varying from small and portable to large ventilated cells.
Advantages Of Nickel-Cadmium Batteries
When a normal battery is put to use, the reaction causes the chemicals inside begin to break apart, allowing electrons to flow from one end of the battery to the other. For many batteries, this reaction can only happen once. By charging nickel-cadmium batteries, you will reverse the process, allowing the electrons to flow back to their original state and be ready for use again.
NiCad batteries also offer other significant advantages, one of them being that they are much harder to damage than most batteries. Even at high discharge, they are able to tolerate the situation for long periods of time, making them a popular choice due to durability.
However, as time goes on, the amount of power the battery can provide begins to wear down. When they are no longer useful to you, contact Battery Recyclers of America. We can help you safely and efficiently recycle the materials in the battery, so that they are good for further use.
A Leader In Nickel-Cadmium Battery Recycling
Battery Recyclers of America can help with your battery waste needs. We offer industry-leading processes and proven solutions for nickel-cadmium battery recycling. Our EPA-approved facilities service all 50 states and abide to the latest battery waste laws and regulations.
Our team strives for 100% satisfaction with every project. That’s why we offer next day pickup, so that all you have to do is give us your spent batteries, and let our team of experts handle the rest.
Have nickel-cadmium batteries that need to be recycled? Contact Battery Recyclers of America today to learn more about how our certified processes can provide you with the solutions you need.
The Importance Of Nickel-Cadmium Battery Recycling
NiCad batteries are used in both industrial and commercial settings, and each contains different amounts of materials. Industrial Ni-Cd batteries contain 6% cadmium, while commercial Ni-Cd batteries contain 18% cadmium.
Cadmium is a toxic heavy material, so it is important to work with a trusted professional battery recycling company to ensure that proper care is taken during battery disposal. If this is not done properly, the cadmium can cause substantial pollution. This is just one of the many reasons the EPA (Environmental Protection Agency) created the Universal Waste Rules. These rules have resulted in safer battery recycling programs and proper battery disposal processes.
Proven Nickel-Cadmium Battery Recycling Experts
Do you need help with recycling your nickel-cadmium batteries? Battery Recyclers of America can provide next day pickup and certified processes that are proven to get the job done. We use EPA-approved facilities to stay in compliance with the laws and regulations surrounding safe recycling and disposal of batteries. Contact Battery Recyclers of America today to see how we can best solve your spent Ni-Cd battery recycling needs!