All of our EZ on the Earth kits come with complete instructions for packing and mailing recyclable materials. Step 1: Properly fill and insulate the recycling kit. Before putting any batteries in the container, place the poly liner inside the insulation. When the first battery is placed in the container, write the accumulation date on […]
Many types of batteries are regulated as a Universal Waste by the Federal Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). These regulations require most businesses to recycle or dispose of these wastes at permitted facilities within 12 months with a few exceptions. Check with state and local regulations, as they may be more strict.
Battery terminals must be fully insulated with clear tape to prevent short circuits, or sparks, and potential fires. The Federal Department of Transportation requires that all terminals are taped for most types of batteries. Always insulate battery terminals with non-conductive tape before sending them back.
There are several rechargeable and non-rechargeable batteries that should be properly recycled to reuse their metals and plastics in new products. Rechargeable batteries: Lithium-ion (Li-ion) How to identify: Small, dry-cell batteries that are sealed, rechargeable, come in custom sizes in a hard-plastic case, and have small-cylinder, button cells Common uses: Cell phones, laptop computers, power […]
Batteries contain a range of toxic materials including mercury, silver, nickel, cadmium, and lithium, and are generally regulated as Universal Waste, a category of hazardous waste, by the federal government. Batteries should be collected, recycled, and processed so they don’t leach toxic material into waste sites and landfills, which could eventually reach our drinking water. […]