Recycling Laws Map

Click on a state to see the type of batteries requiring proper disposal.


Arkansas

Rechargeable Battery Recycling Law for Single Chemistry

  • Small Sealed Lead Acid (SSLA/Pb)

Arkansas

Rechargeable Battery Recycling Law for Single Chemistry

  • Small Sealed Lead Acid (SSLA/Pb)

Arkansas' Lead Acid Battery Management Law
Lead-acid batteries may not be placed in mixed municipal solid waste or disposed of except by delivery to a lead-acid battery retailer or wholesaler; collection/recycling facility; or secondary lead smelter. Retailers must accept, at the point of sale, a quantity at least equal to the number purchased of used batteries and must post a notice, at least 8.5x11 inches, containing the universal recycling symbol and stating:

  • "It is illegal to discard a motor vehicle or marine battery."
  • "Recycle your used batteries."
  • "State law requires us to accept used lead-acid batteries for recycling, in exchange for new lead-acid batteries purchased."
  • "When you purchase any new lead-acid battery, you will be charged an additional ten dollars ($10.00) unless you return a used lead-acid battery for refund within thirty (30) days."

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California

Battery Disposal Requirements for All Chemistries
  • Nickel Cadmium (Ni-Cd)
  • Nickel Metal Hydride (Ni-MH)
  • Lithium Ion (Li-Ion)
  • Small Sealed Lead Acid (SSLA/Pb)
  • Primary Batteries

California

Battery Disposal Requirements for All Chemistries
  • Nickel Cadmium (Ni-Cd)
  • Nickel Metal Hydride (Ni-MH)
  • Lithium Ion (Li-Ion)
  • Small Sealed Lead Acid (SSLA/Pb)
  • Primary Batteries

California's Rechargeable Battery Management Law
Instruction manuals for rechargeable consumer products containing Ni-Cd and small sealed lead batteries must include information regarding proper recycling or disposal of the used battery. Further, a brand name must be affixed to rechargeable batteries or rechargeable consumer products with non-removable batteries.

Rechargeable Battery Recycling Act of 2006
Retailers who sell small, non-vehicular rechargeable batteries must provide consumers with a free system for returning these batteries for reuse, recycling or proper disposal. It is unlawful for a retailer not in compliance with the law to sell rechargeable batteries in the State. A retailer is not subject to the requirements for the sale of rechargeable batteries that are contained in or packaged with a battery-operated device.

Primary (Single-Use) Battery Management Requirements
All batteries must be recycled, or taken to a household hazardous waste disposal facility, a universal waste handler (e.g. storage facility or broker), or an authorized recycling facility.

Connecticut

Rechargeable Battery Recycling Law for Multiple Chemistries

  • Nickel Cadmium (Ni-Cd)
  • Small Sealed Lead Acid (SSLA/Pb)

Connecticut

Rechargeable Battery Recycling Law for Single Chemistry

  • Nickel Cadmium (Ni-Cd)
  • Small Sealed Lead Acid (SSLA/Pb)

Connecticut's Rechargeable Battery Management Law
Municipalities are required to recycle consumer-type Ni-Cd batteries that are disposed of as municipal solid waste. Businesses that generate used hazardous rechargeable batteries are also prohibited from disposing of them in the solid waste stream in accordance with state hazardous waste regulations. Ni-Cd and small sealed lead acid batteries are considered hazardous. Call2Recycle® is an approved program to meet these requirements.

Florida

Rechargeable Battery Recycling Law for Multiple Chemistries

  • Nickel Cadmium (Ni-Cd)
  • Small Sealed Lead Acid (SSLA/Pb)

Florida

Rechargeable Battery Recycling Law for Multiple Chemistries

  • Nickel Cadmium (Ni-Cd)
  • Small Sealed Lead Acid (SSLA/Pb)

Florida's Rechargeable Battery Management Law
Municipal solid waste disposal of Ni-Cd and small sealed lead batteries is prohibited. Also, certain government agencies and industrial, communications and medical facilities are required to collect and segregate Ni-Cd and small sealed lead batteries for return to the battery supplier or collection facility designated by the battery or product manufacturer. Manufacturers or distributors must develop and implement battery management program plans for consumer Ni-Cd and small sealed lead batteries and products powered by non-removable batteries of the same type. Call2Recycle® has already implemented its program in the state, and meets these requirements on behalf of its Licensees.

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Hawaii

Rechargeable Battery Recycling Law for Single Chemistry

  • Small Sealed Lead Acid (SSLA/Pb)

Hawaii

Rechargeable Battery Recycling Law for Single Chemistry

  • Small Sealed Lead Acid (SSLA/Pb)

Hawaii's Lead Acid Battery Management Law
Lead-acid batteries may not be placed in mixed municipal solid waste or disposed of except by delivery to a lead-acid battery retailer or wholesaler; collection/recycling facility; or secondary lead smelter. Retailers must accept, at the point of sale, a quantity at least equal to the number purchased of used batteries and must post a notice, at least 5x7 inches, containing the universal recycling symbol and stating:

  • "It is illegal to discard a motor vehicle battery or other lead acid battery."
  • "Recycle your used batteries."
  • "State law requires us to accept used motor vehicle batteries or other lead acid batteries for recycling, in exchange for new batteries purchased."
  • "The price of a new battery includes disposal of your old battery."
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Iowa

Rechargeable Battery Recycling Law for Multiple Chemistries

  • Nickel Cadmium (Ni-Cd)
  • Small Sealed Lead Acid (SSLA/Pb)

Iowa

Rechargeable Battery Recycling Law for Multiple Chemistries

  • Nickel Cadmium (Ni-Cd)
  • Small Sealed Lead Acid (SSLA/Pb)

Iowa's Rechargeable Battery Management Law
All "participants in the stream of commerce" relating to Ni-Cd and small sealed lead batteries are individually and collectively responsible for developing and operating a recycling system. Ni-Cd and small sealed lead batteries may not be solid in Iowa unless the required system is in place. Institutional generators are required to provide for the on-site source separation and collection of such batteries.

Ni-Cd and small sealed lead battery manufacturers also must provide a telephone number for consumers to obtain recycling or disposal information. Call2Recycle® has established the "1-800-8-BATTERY" toll free number that provides this information and operates its program throughout the state.

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Indiana

Rechargeable Battery Recycling Law for Single Chemistry

  • Small Sealed Lead Acid (SSLA/Pb)

Indiana

Rechargeable Battery Recycling Law for Single Chemistry

  • Small Sealed Lead Acid (SSLA/Pb)

Indiana's Lead Acid Battery Management Law
Retailers that sell lead-acid batteries, the retailer must post a notice, at least 8.5x11 inches, in a visible place for customers a notice that states:

  • "Improper disposal of batteries is against the law."
  • "It is illegal to put used motor vehicle batteries or other vehicle or boat batteries in the trash."
  • "Recycle your used batteries."
  • "State law requires us to accept your used battery for recycling if you purchase a new battery from us."

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Kentucky

Rechargeable Battery Recycling Law for Single Chemistry

  • Small Sealed Lead Acid (SSLA/Pb)

Kentucky

Rechargeable Battery Recycling Law for Single Chemistry

  • Small Sealed Lead Acid (SSLA/Pb)

Kentucky's Lead Acid Battery Management Law
Lead-acid batteries may not be placed in mixed solid waste, accepted at landfills or incinerators, or abandoned in any manner other than to deliver to a retailer/wholesaler of lead-acid batteries, a permitted secondary lead smelter or a collection/recycling facility. Retailers are required to accept on a one for one basis used lead-acid batteries for those purchased and must post a notice at the "place of retail sales that they are required to accept, if offered, a used lead-acid battery for each new battery sold."

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Louisiana

Rechargeable Battery Recycling Law for Single Chemistry

  • Small Sealed Lead Acid (SSLA/Pb)

Louisiana

Rechargeable Battery Recycling Law for Single Chemistry

  • Small Sealed Lead Acid (SSLA/Pb)

Louisiana's Lead Acid Battery Management Law
No person may place knowingly and intentionally a lead acid battery in mixed solid waste, or discard or otherwise knowingly and intentionally dispose of a lead acid battery except by delivery to an automotive battery retailer or wholesaler, to a collection or recycling facility authorized under the laws of Louisiana to collect and recycle lead acid batteries, or to a secondary lead smelter permitted by the Environmental Protection Agency.

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Maryland

Rechargeable Battery Recycling Law for Multiple Chemistries

  • Nickel Cadmium (Ni-Cd)
  • Small Sealed Lead Acid (SSLA/Pb)

Maryland

Rechargeable Battery Recycling Law for Multiple Chemistries

  • Nickel Cadmium (Ni-Cd)
  • Small Sealed Lead Acid (SSLA/Pb)

Maryland's Rechargeable Battery Management Law
Marketers are required to develop and implement a management program for used Ni-Cd and small sealed lead batteries and products containing non-removable batteries. Call2Recycle® operates its program throughout the state.

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Maine

Maine

Rechargeable Battery Recycling Law for Multiple Chemistries

  • Nickel Cadmium (Ni-Cd)
  • Small Sealed Lead Acid (SSLA/Pb)

Maine's Rechargeable Battery Management Law
Collection programs must be established for consumer and non-consumer Ni-Cd and small sealed lead batteries. Government agencies and industrial, communications and medical facilities have to collect and segregate such batteries for return to the battery supplier or to a collection facility designated by the battery or product manufacturer. Final suppliers of these batteries are required to inform purchasers of their responsibilities under the law.

Manufacturers of rechargeable batteries are required to establish and maintain a system for the proper collection, transportation and processing of used Ni-Cd and small sealed lead batteries. Call2Recycle® operates its program throughout the state.

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Minnesota

Rechargeable Battery Recycling Law for Multiple Chemistries

  • Nickel Cadmium (Ni-Cd)
  • Small Sealed Lead Acid (SSLA/Pb)

Minnesota

Rechargeable Battery Recycling Law for Multiple Chemistries

  • Nickel Cadmium (Ni-Cd)
  • Nickel Metal Hydride (Ni-MH)
  • Lithium Ion (Li-Ion)
  • Small Sealed Lead Acid (SSLA/Pb)

 

In 1994, Minnesota enacted a rechargeable battery and products law, applying to any nickel-cadmium, small sealed lead acid or any other battery that can be recharged.

 

  • Disposal prohibition. Rechargeable batteries and products with nonremovable rechargeable batteries cannot be disposed as mixed municipal waste.
  • Collection and management programs. Required the rechargeable battery industry to develop and implement a state-approved collection program as a requirement of selling rechargeable batteries in the Minnesota.
  • Sales prohibition. Rechargeable batteries and rechargeable products that do not meet the requirements for collection cannot be sold or distributed for sale in Minnesota. This prohibition applies to manufacturers and resellers. (Minn. Stat. 325E.125)

 

Call2Recycle 2013 Minnesota Rechargeable Battery Collection Report

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Missouri

Rechargeable Battery Recycling Law for Single Chemistry

  • Small Sealed Lead Acid (SSLA/Pb)

Missouri

Rechargeable Battery Recycling Law for Single Chemistry

  • Small Sealed Lead Acid (SSLA/Pb)

Missouri's Lead Acid Battery Management Law
Retailers of lead-acid batteries shall accept in a quantity at least equal to the number of new lead-acid batteries purchased, at the point of sale, used lead-acid batteries offered by customers. Retailers must post a notice at least 4x6 inches containing the universal recycling symbol and the following language:

  • "It is illegal to discard a motor vehicle battery or other lead-acid battery."
  • "Recycle your used batteries."
  • "State law requires us to accept used motor vehicle batteries, or other lead-acid batteries for recycling, in exchange for new batteries purchased."

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Mississippi

Lead Acid Battery Recycling Laws

  • Small Sealed Lead Acid (SSLA/Pb)

Mississippi

Lead Acid Battery Recycling Laws

  • Small Sealed Lead Acid (SSLA/Pb)

Mississippi's Lead Acid Battery Management Law
Disposal of a used lead-acid battery in mixed municipal solid waste is prohibited. Lead-acid batteries must be delivered to a lead-acid battery retailer or wholesaler; collection/recycling/or recovered material processing facility; or permitted secondary lead smelter. Retailers must deliver used lead-acid batteries to the agent of a lead-acid battery wholesaler or agent of permitted secondary lead smelter; vehicle battery manufacturer for delivery to permitted secondary lead smelter; collection/recycling/or recovered material processing facility; or a permitted secondary lead smelter. Retailers of lead-acid batteries shall accept in a quantity at least equal to the number of new lead-acid batteries purchased, at the point of sale, used lead-acid batteries offered by customers. Retailers must post a notice at least 8.5x11 inches containing the universal recycling symbol and the following language:

  • "It is illegal to discard a motor vehicle battery or other lead-acid battery."
  • "Recycle your used batteries."
  • "State law requires us to accept used motor vehicle batteries or other lead-acid batteries for recycling in exchange for new batteries purchased."

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North Carolina

Rechargeable Battery Recycling Law for Single Chemistry

  • Small Sealed Lead Acid (SSLA/Pb)

North Carolina

Rechargeable Battery Recycling Law for Single Chemistry

  • Small Sealed Lead Acid (SSLA/Pb)

North Carolina's Lead Acid Battery Management Law
Lead-acid batteries are prohibited from placement or disposal in a landfill, incinerator, or any waste-to-energy facility. They should be delivered to a battery retailer or wholesaler; secondary lead smelter; or collection/recycling facility. Battery retailers should deliver used lead-acid battery to the agent of a battery wholesaler or secondary lead smelter; battery manufacturer for delivery to a secondary lead smelter; or collection/recycling facility.

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North Dakota

Rechargeable Battery Recycling Law for Single Chemistry

  • Small Sealed Lead Acid (SSLA/Pb)

North Dakota

Rechargeable Battery Recycling Law for Single Chemistry

  • Small Sealed Lead Acid (SSLA/Pb)

North Dakota's Lead Acid Battery Management Law
Lead-acid batteries may not be placed in municipal waste or discarded/disposed of in a landfill. Lead-acid batteries must be accepted as trade-ins for new lead-acid batteries by any person who sells lead acid batteries at retail.

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Nebraska

Rechargeable Battery Recycling Law for Single Chemistry

  • Small Sealed Lead Acid (SSLA/Pb)

Nebraska

Rechargeable Battery Recycling Law for Single Chemistry

  • Small Sealed Lead Acid (SSLA/Pb)

Nebraska's Lead Acid Battery Management Law
Land disposal of lead-acid batteries is prohibited.

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New Hampshire

Rechargeable Battery Recycling Law for Multiple Chemistries

  • Nickel Cadmium (Ni-Cd)
  • Small Sealed Lead Acid (SSLA/Pb)

New Hampshire

Rechargeable Battery Recycling Law for Multiple Chemistries

  • Nickel Cadmium (Ni-Cd)
  • Small Sealed Lead Acid (SSLA/Pb)

New Hampshire's Rechargeable Battery Management Law
New Hampshire law requires that Ni-Cd and small sealed lead batteries or battery packs identify the manufacturer name.

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New Jersey

Rechargeable Battery Recycling Law for Multiple Chemistries

  • Nickel Cadmium (Ni-Cd)
  • Small Sealed Lead Acid (SSLA/Pb)

New Jersey

Rechargeable Battery Recycling Law for Multiple Chemistries

  • Nickel Cadmium (Ni-Cd)
  • Small Sealed Lead Acid (SSLA/Pb)

New Jersey's Rechargeable Battery Management Law
It is illegal to knowingly dispose of Ni-Cd and small sealed lead batteries as solid waste. Manufacturers are required to develop and submit for approval comprehensive management programs for the environmentally sound collection, transportation, recycling or proper disposal of used Ni-Cd and small sealed lead batteries. Institutional and small quantity generators are required to collect and segregate rechargeable Ni-Cd and small sealed lead batteries. Call2Recycle®'s program has been approved by the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection (NJDEP) to comply with this requirement.

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New Mexico

Rechargeable Battery Recycling Law for Single Chemistry

  • Small Sealed Lead Acid (SSLA/Pb)

New Mexico

Rechargeable Battery Recycling Law for Single Chemistry

  • Small Sealed Lead Acid (SSLA/Pb)

New Mexico's Lead Acid Battery Management Law
No person shall dispose of lead-acid batteries at any landfill or incinerator.

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New York

Rechargeable Battery Recycling Law for Multiple Chemistries

  • Nickel Cadmium (Ni-Cd)
  • Nickel Metal Hydride (Ni-MH)
  • Lithium Ion (Li-Ion)
  • Small Sealed Lead Acid (SSLA/Pb)

New York

Rechargeable Battery Recycling Law for Multiple Chemistries

  • Nickel Cadmium (Ni-Cd)
  • Nickel Metal Hydride (Ni-MH)
  • Lithium Ion (Li-Ion)
  • Small Sealed Lead Acid (SSLA/Pb)

New York State Rechargeable Battery Law
Retailers that sell "rechargeable batteries" are required to collect used batteries of the same type from customers for recycling and post a sign on their premises indicating they do so. The law covers most dry cell, non-vehicular rechargeable batteries weighing less than twenty-five pounds, regardless of chemistry. Disposal of rechargeable batteries as solid waste also is prohibited after December 5, 2011. Battery manufacturers are responsible for developing state approved plans for collecting and recycling batteries at no expense to the consumer or retailer.

The law requires battery collection by both local retailers and direct sellers of rechargeable batteries (i.e., catalog, telephone, or internet sales). Smaller food stores that sell rechargeable batteries explicitly are not required to collect used batteries.

Non-compliance with these requirements is subject to potential civil penalties of up to five thousand dollars.

 

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Pennsylvania

Rechargeable Battery Recycling Law for Single Chemistry

  • Small Sealed Lead Acid (SSLA/Pb)

Pennsylvania

Rechargeable Battery Recycling Law for Single Chemistry

  • Small Sealed Lead Acid (SSLA/Pb)

Pennsylvania's Lead Acid Battery Management Law
Disposal of a used lead-acid battery in mixed municipal solid waste is prohibited. Lead-acid batteries must be delivered to a lead-acid battery retailer or wholesaler; collection/recycling/or recovered material processing facility; or permitted secondary lead smelter. Retailers must deliver used lead-acid batteries to the agent of a lead-acid battery wholesaler or agent of permitted secondary lead smelter; vehicle battery manufacturer for delivery to permitted secondary lead smelter; collection/recycling/or recovered material processing facility; or a permitted secondary lead smelter. Retailers selling lead-acid batteries must accept in a quantity at least equal to the number purchased, lead-acid batteries from customers. A notice, visible to customers, at least 8.5x11 inches must be posted and contain the following language:

  • "It is illegal to discard a motor vehicle or other lead acid battery."
  • "Recycle your used batteries."
  • "State law requires us to accept used motor vehicle or other lead acid batteries for recycling, in exchange for new batteries purchased."

 

Puerto Rico

  • Nickel Cadmium (Ni-Cd)
  • Nickel Metal Hydride (Ni-MH)
  • Lithium Ion (Li-Ion)
  • Small Sealed Lead Acid (SSLA/Pb)

Puerto Rico

  • Nickel Cadmium (Ni-Cd)
  • Nickel Metal Hydride (Ni-MH)
  • Lithium Ion (Li-Ion)
  • Small Sealed Lead Acid (SSLA/Pb)

Approved January 17, 2012, the "Puerto Rico Electronics Recycling and Disposal Promotion Act" focuses on electronics, especially computers and cell phones. The law appears to obligate the manufacturers of electronics and cell phones to collect and properly dispose of the regulated items, including any batteries contained in those products.

South Carolina

Rechargeable Battery Recycling Law for Single Chemistry

  • Small Sealed Lead Acid (SSLA/Pb)

South Carolina

Rechargeable Battery Recycling Law for Single Chemistry

  • Small Sealed Lead Acid (SSLA/Pb)

South Carolina's Lead Acid Battery Management Law
No person shall knowingly place a used small sealed lead-acid battery in mixed municipal solid waste, discard, incinerate or otherwise dispose of a small sealed lead-acid battery, except by delivery to: a small sealed lead-acid battery retailer or wholesaler; a collection/recycling/or recovered material processing facility that is registered with the Department of Health and Environmental Control to accept small sealed lead-acid batteries; or a permitted secondary lead smelter. Retailers must deliver used small sealed lead-acid batteries to: the agent of a lead-acid battery wholesaler or agent of a permitted secondary lead smelter; a small sealed lead-acid battery manufacturer for delivery to a permitted secondary lead smelter; a small sealed lead-acid battery importer for delivery to a permitted secondary lead smelter; a facility designated by a small sealed lead-acid battery manufacturer or importer for delivery to a permitted secondary lead smelter; or a permitted secondary lead smelter.

Retailers offering small sealed lead-acid batteries for retail sale in the State must post a notice at least 8.5x11 inches containing the state recycling symbol and the following language:

  • "It is illegal to put a small sealed lead-acid battery in the garbage."
  • "Recycle your used small sealed lead-acid batteries."

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South Dakota

Rechargeable Battery Recycling Law for Single Chemistry

  • Small Sealed Lead Acid (SSLA/Pb)

South Dakota

Rechargeable Battery Recycling Law for Single Chemistry

  • Small Sealed Lead Acid (SSLA/Pb)

South Dakota's Lead Acid Battery Management Law
No state landfill may accept lead acid batteries. Any wholesaler or retailer of lead acid batteries shall accept, on a one for one exchange basis, used lead acid batteries and shall ensure the proper handling and disposal of the batteries.

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Texas

Rechargeable Battery Recycling Law for Single Chemistry

  • Small Sealed Lead Acid (SSLA/Pb)

Texas

Rechargeable Battery Recycling Law for Single Chemistry

  • Small Sealed Lead Acid (SSLA/Pb)

Texas' Lead Acid Battery Management Laws
Lead acid battery disposal in mixed municipal solid waste is prohibited. Lead acid batteries must be delivered to a battery retailer or wholesaler; a secondary lead smelter; or a collection/recycling facility. Retailers must deliver used lead acid batteries to a battery wholesaler, secondary lead smelter, battery manufacturer for delivery to a secondary lead smelter or a collection/recycling facility. Retailers must accept, if offered by each customer, at least 1 but not more than 3 used lead-acid batteries for recycling. Retailers must post a notice, at least 8.5x11 inches, containing the universal recycling symbol and the following language:

  • "It is illegal to discard or improperly dispose of a motor-vehicle battery or other lead-acid battery."
  • "Recycle your used batteries."
  • "State law requires us to accept used motor-vehicle batteries or other lead-acid batteries for recycling."

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Utah

Rechargeable Battery Recycling Law for Single Chemistry

  • Small Sealed Lead Acid (SSLA/Pb)

Utah

Rechargeable Battery Recycling Law for Single Chemistry

  • Small Sealed Lead Acid (SSLA/Pb)

Utah's Lead Acid Battery Management Law
All lead acid batteries shall be disposed of by delivery to a lead acid battery retailer or wholesaler, collection/recycling facility, or secondary lead smelter. Disposal in any solid waste treatment, storage or disposal facility is prohibited.

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Virginia

Rechargeable Battery Recycling Law for Single Chemistry

  • Small Sealed Lead Acid (SSLA/Pb)

Virginia

Rechargeable Battery Recycling Law for Single Chemistry

  • Small Sealed Lead Acid (SSLA/Pb)

Virginia's Lead Acid Battery Management Law
Lead acid batteries shall not be discarded in mixed municipal solid waste or disposed of except by delivery to a battery retailer or wholesaler, secondary lead smelter, or collection facility authorized under the laws of Virginia or the U.S.EPA. Persons selling new lead acid batteries must accept used lead acid batteries in quantity at least equal to the purchase, if offered by customers.

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Vermont

Vermont

Rechargeable Battery Recycling Law for Multiple Chemistries
  • Nickel Cadmium (Ni-Cd)
  • Small Sealed Lead Acid (SSLA/Pb)

Vermont's Rechargeable Battery Management Law
Government agencies and industrial, communications and medical facilities are required to collect and segregate Ni-Cd and small sealed lead batteries for return to a supplier or facility designated by the battery or product manufacturer. Mixed municipal solid waste disposal of these batteries is prohibited. Battery manufacturers must establish a system(s) for the proper collection, transportation and processing of waste CIG batteries, and must clearly inform purchasers of the disposal prohibition and collection system(s) available to them. Call2Recycle®'s program complies with these requirements. Landfill disposal of any type of Ni-Cd or small sealed lead battery is prohibited.

Wisconsin

Rechargeable Battery Recycling Law for Single Chemistry

  • Small Sealed Lead Acid (SSLA/Pb)

Wisconsin

Rechargeable Battery Recycling Law for Single Chemistry

  • Small Sealed Lead Acid (SSLA/Pb)

Wisconsin's Lead Acid Battery Management Law
Land disposal or incineration of a lead acid battery is prohibited. Retailers will be provided with a notice 8.5 x 11 inches stating:

  • That it is illegal to dispose of a motor vehicle battery or other lead acid battery in a landfill or incinerator
  • Lead acid batteries should be recycled
  • State law requires retailers to accept lead acid batteries in trade and in some other instances
Retailers shall post the notice where it can be seen by consumers.

 

West Virginia

Rechargeable Battery Recycling Law for Single Chemistry

  • Small Sealed Lead Acid (SSLA/Pb)

West Virginia

Rechargeable Battery Recycling Law for Single Chemistry

  • Small Sealed Lead Acid (SSLA/Pb)

West Virginia's Lead Acid Battery Management Law
It is unlawful to dispose of lead-acid batteries in a solid waste landfill in West Virginia.

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Wyoming

Rechargeable Battery Recycling Law for Single Chemistry

  • Small Sealed Lead Acid (SSLA/Pb)

Wyoming

Rechargeable Battery Recycling Law for Single Chemistry

  • Small Sealed Lead Acid (SSLA/Pb)

Wyoming's Lead Acid Battery Management Law
Disposal of a used lead acid battery in mixed municipal solid waste is prohibited. Retailers selling lead batteries are required to accept at least the equal quantity of used batteries as those purchased and must post a written notice at least 8.5x11 inches containing:

  • Universal recycling symbol
  • "It is illegal to discard a motor vehicle battery or other lead acid battery"
  • "Recycle your used batteries"
  • "State law requires us to accept used motor vehicle batteries or other lead acid batteries for recycling in exchange for new batteries purchased"

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Federal requirements for rechargeable batteries

Federal law requires, with certain exceptions, used Ni-Cd and Pb batteries to be managed as Universal Waste (40 CFR Part 273).

The Universal Waste Rule prohibits handlers (e.g., contractors) from disposing of waste Ni-Cd and Pb batteries and further indicates that these batteries must be sent for recycling.

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Documents
Download a PDF version of the EPA Battery Alert Booklet (.PDF, 64kb)

Download a PDF version of the Implementation of the Mercury-Containing and Rechargeable Battery Management Act (.PDF, 736kb)
EPA Certified Battery Recycling Seal
EPA information on the Universal Waste Rule governing the collection, storage, and transportation of used batteries
EPA official full text of the Universal Waste Rule 



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