Batteries are recycled in a multistep metallurgical process. Batteries are shredded and sorted into requisite components. There are many metals, plastics and secondary materials that are recovered including zinc and iron.
Keep reading to find out how you could even potentially get paid to recycle your old batteries, and have them taken out of your hands (and off your mind) as soon as tomorrow.
Depending on the telecom battery type, such as whether they are lead-acid or lithium-ion, there are specific guidelines to follow in order to properly recycle them.
But don’t worry — for telecom 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 telecom batteries you have, feel free to contact us, and one of our associates will help you identify them.
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.
In 1996, the “Battery Act” (The Mercury Containing and Rechargeable Battery Management Act of 1996) was signed into law.
The purpose of this Act was to reduce mercury disposal and toxic metal content, which telecom batteries do contain. This has resulted in great progress towards a healthier environment and safer recycling and disposal of battery waste.
If you need to have your battery waste removed, a good first step would be to educate yourself on your state’s laws for recycling spent batteries. Go to BatteryCouncil.org for a breakdown of battery recycling laws by state.
When the time comes that you need to recycle your telecom batteries, be sure to reach out to Battery Recyclers of America. We provide expert battery recycling solutions that are customized to fit your unique needs.
With our certified processes and proven solutions, you can be sure that you will be abiding by all the laws and regulations in your area.
Most household batteries, such as AAA, AA, C, and D can be disposed of safely through typical means. However, Telecom batteries must be recycled.
In order to reduce the amount of dangerous waste chemicals in our landfills and subsequently harm the environment, the EPA (Environmental Protection Agency) created the Universal Waste Regulation. This regulation has already created great strides in mitigating the effects of harmful waste in our environment, but unfortunately many American plants try to bypass such processes and often outsource their waste materials to international factories.
Many of these international factories follow environmental laws that are considerably more lax than the EPA’s. By not complying with EPA approved practices and programs, these plants are actively contributing to climate change.
The Universal Waste Regulation encourages safe recycling and disposal of potentially harmful battery waste. Battery Recyclers of America can help you to be a part of this positive contribution by utilizing the best recycling programs available today.
Just have a few telecom batteries to recycle? If you have a small scale battery load up to 1,000 pounds to recycle, feel free to contact our partners at Call2Recycle or Contact Us, and we will be more than happy to assist you.
Commonly used for telecom equipment, backup power equipment, uninterruptible power supplies, and mission critical power applications, telecom batteries are composed of lead plates, electrolytes and plastic casing.
With a long lifecycle and high charge and discharge rates, these batteries are excellent choices for industrial and power storage applications. They play a big role in powering the demand that cell phone usage and data usage presents.
These large units do contain toxic materials, so they require a specialized process when being recycled. We at Battery Recyclers of America take pride in utilizing such processes when recycling spent batteries, which are also EPA approved.
Telecom batteries are useful for situations where backup power is needed in order to prevent dangerous consequences from occurring. Whenever the main power supply goes off, these batteries are effective at providing enough power for a sustainable period of time until the main source of power returns.
However, telecom batteries that are used for telecom equipment differ from the ones above in that they are able to feed power to the device for long periods of time. They have become a popular choice due to their ability to provide this sustained charge over extensive periods of time, while also having a long life cycle, some lasting up to 15 years. But eventually, these batteries will not be able to produce a strong enough charge and become spent.
When the time comes that your telecom batteries cannot get the job done anymore, contact Battery Recyclers of America. We can help you make sure the materials in the battery can be used to build more batteries, and provide expert guidance on the battery recycling process along the way.