Battery Recycling is a Dangerous Business!

  1. READ the enclosed information and safety guidelines found on your collection box.
    1. Batteries weighing 11 lbs. or less each.
    2. No wet-cell, damaged or defective batteries.
  2. TRAIN everyone on your team who will be handling the collection box or batteries.
  3. PROTECT THE TERMINALS by bagging or taping.  
    1. In the U.S., the following batteries should be bagged or taped to ensure compliance with US DOT regulations:
      1. Rechargeable: Lithium Ion (Li-Ion), Small Sealed Lead Acid (SSLA/Pb), Nickel Metal Hydride (Ni-MH) over 9 volt, Nickel Cadmium (Ni-Cd) over 9 volt and Nickel Zinc (Ni-Zn) over 9 volt
      2. Primary/Single-Use: Alkaline & Carbon Zinc over 12 volt, Lithium and Button/Coin Cell
      3. If in doubt, tape or bag it!
    2. In Canada, the following batteries must be bagged or taped:
      1. Rechargeable: Lithium Ion (Li-Ion), Small Sealed Lead Acid (SSLA/Pb),
      2. Primary/Single-Use: Lithium Metal
  4. CHECK that you have only one battery (or cellphone with battery) per bag. To further support safe battery collection and transportation, Call2Recycle encourages you to follow the one battery per bag rule for all batteries. No bags? Tape the exposed battery terminals with non-conductive tape before placing it in the collection box.
  5. CONSULT our website for more details:  U.S. and Canada (English & French)
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