The method of disposal will vary depending on what type of battery you have. If you live in California, you are required to recycle all your batteries. In other states, you can safely dispose of single use household batteries like AA, AAA, C, and D. Any rechargeable battery however, should be recycled. All car and industrial batteries must be recycled.
Single use batteries do have some materials that can be recycled. Recycling single use batteries is most effective when bulk quantities are stored up and mailed in to a recycling center or a local collection location. Visit earth911.com for further information.
Old car batteries and old rechargeable batteries however must be recycled in the correct manner. These cannot be thrown away in the trash or in dumpsters.
Each battery chemistry is recycled differently. As a general rule, the outer casing of the battery is first broken apart or disassembled. Next, the internal components are either melted, crushed, or broken apart. The various components are sorted by type, cleaned and processed, and then returned into the new product materials stream.
We conduct environmental audits in North America. We track the shipment from the dock, while on the road, when received and when processed. We manage the process the entire way.
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