Zinc Battery Recycling

Recycling Process

Recycling your old zinc batteries can be confusing, which is why we’re here to make zinc battery recycling (and all types of battery recycling!) easy for you.

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.

Battery Usage

Battery Lifespan
1-3 Years



How to Package Zinc Batteries for Recycling Pickup

Zinc batteries are usually designed for low-drain household devices like remote controls, flashlights, and toys. The main chemical components of zinc batteries are zinc and carbon. The case of the battery is made of zinc metal, and a carbon rod is at the center of the case. Other elements of the battery include ammonium chloride paste which surrounds the carbon rod. 

However, some zinc batteries contain zinc chloride to provide higher capacity. These types of zinc batteries are known as heavy-duty zinc batteries, and they are designed to provide zinc-carbon cells with improved capacity. 

The packaging of the batteries for recycling is a special process but you have nothing to worry about. We provide the best standard of service for recycling batteries at Battery Recyclers of America. We take safety and quality services seriously. 

For a step-by-step guide on how to pack your zinc batteries properly, visit our guide to understand how to pack your batteries and take precautionary measures.

If you’re having trouble with the identification of your batteries, don’t hesitate to contact us. Our skilled and experienced associates are on standby to assist you.

Next Day Pickup is Our Standard

Schedule Next Day Pickup Zinc Battery Recycling

At Battery Recyclers of America, our battery pickup and recycling services cover all the 50 states in the United States.

Don’t stress yourself about recycling your batteries. We can reach you anywhere you are and always comply with all laws and regulations.

Our world-class facilities are used in compliance with the EPA rules and regulations for battery recycling

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.

Laws and Regulations for Recycling Zinc Batteries

According to federal and state laws, zinc batteries are one of the batteries that should be recycled. 

The Mercury-Containing and Rechargeable Battery Management Act of 1996, also known as “The Battery Act” stipulates that batteries like zinc batteries should be recycled for reuse to avoid their detrimental impact on the environment. 

By employing the services of Battery Recyclers of America, you’re helping to create a safer world and future. You’re preventing the propagation of dangerous and toxic chemicals into the environment. In each of the 50 states, you can schedule our next-day pickup service to recycle your used zinc batteries safely.

The battery recycling laws and regulations are not the same in all the states. For further information, visit the Battery Council’s website, where they keep a detailed explanation of battery recycling laws by state.

Recycling Zinc Batteries Using Sustainable Practices

The common types of batteries like AA, AAA, C, and D can be usually safely disposed of in the trash in all states except California. However, we always recommend recycling your batteries at a dedicated battery recycler instead, especially if you have a large quantity of them.

The Environmental Protection Agency created the Universal Waste Regulation to control the impact of disposing battery wastes to the environment indiscriminately. The regulation established requirements for hazardous waste management. This makes recycling essential for batteries like zinc batteries that contain harmful chemicals.

Unlike other battery recycling companies, we don’t outsource our battery recycling. Other companies outsource their recycling to comply with EPA rules and regulations, but we can meet these requirements on our own. That way, we’re contributing to the creation of a cleaner and greener future. 

To date, we’ve than 15 million pounds of battery waste has been recycled by our company. To learn more about our EPA-approved battery recycling practices, check out our infographic

When you become our client, you might even receive cash in exchange for recycling your used zinc batteries.

Also, you’ll get a certificate of proof that all the battery components are processed following all EPA regulations. To get started, contact us.

Properly Identifying Zinc Batteries

Generally, zinc batteries can have different types of elements, including zinc, carbon, ammonium chloride, and manganese dioxide. Some types of zinc batteries are labeled “heavy-duty” because they contain zinc chloride. It is important to identify these batteries correctly for proper packaging, transportation, and recycling. 

For help identifying the type of batteries that you have, check out our handy list of battery types.

How Long Do Zinc Last?

Zinc batteries last between one to three years. After a while, the zinc in the casing of the battery gets completely removed by the acidic electrolyte in the battery, and the battery becomes unusable. 

Battery Recyclers of America is ready to solve your battery recycling issues efficiently. We offer one of the best recycling services in the country. You could get started as soon as tomorrow— all you need to do is to contact us.

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