Battery Recycling

Portable Power Systems is a registered RBRC rechargeable battery recycling collection center.

The RBRC (Rechargeable Battery Recycling Corporation) accepts all NiMH, Ni-Cad, Li-Ion and Small Sealed Lead (Under 2 lbs.) batteries. You can find a local recycler by going to www.rbrc.com or call 1-800-8-BATTERY or 1-877-2-RECYCLE. If you are unable to find a location locally we are more than happy to accept your battery but any shipping charges incurred for getting the items to us are your responsibility.

General preparation prior to recycling batteries:

Recycling guidelines for specific types of batteries.

Although we suggest recycling ALL types of batteries that are rechargeable, guidelines vary for specific battery types. Below is a list of specific types of batteries and the acceptable methods of disposal.

Alkaline

Alkaline batteries that are manufactured with a "mercury-free" formula and are safe for disposal in the municipal waste stream.

EXCEPTIONS: California requires non-households to dispose of these batteries in accordance with the California Universal Waste Rules. Also, Minnesota - Hennipen County only, - consumers and non-consumers must dispose of these batteries as a hazardous waste.

Carbon Zinc

These batteries are classified by the federal government as non-hazardous waste.

EXCEPTIONS: California requires non-households to dispose of these batteries in accordance with the California Universal Waste Rules. Also, Minnesota - Hennipen County only, - consumers and non-consumers must dispose of these batteries as a hazardous wast

Lithium and Lithium-Ion

Safe for disposal in the municipal waste stream but suggested for recycling. You can find a local recycler by going to www.rbrc.com or call 1-800-8-BATTERY or 1-877-2-RECYCLE

Ni-Cad Batteries

Nickel-cadmium batteries are classified as a D006 (cadmium) hazardous waste. You can find a local recycler by going to www.rbrc.com or call 1-800-8-BATTERY or 1-877-2-RECYCLE

Ni-MH Batteries

Safe for disposal in the municipal waste stream but suggested for recycling. You can find a local recycler by going to www.rbrc.com or call 1-800-8-BATTERY or 1-877-2-RECYCLE

Sealed Lead Acid (SLA) Batteries

SLA batteries are fully recyclable and should be accepted at any location that accepts common automotive starter batteries. Examples of places that accept these batteries are county or municipal recycling drop-off centers, scrap metal dealers, and retailers who sell automotive replacement lead-acid starter batteries. Small Sealed Lead Acid batteries (under 2 lbs.) can be recycled through the RBRC. You can find a local recycler by going to www.rbrc.com or call 1-800-8-BATTERY or 1-877-2-RECYCLE.

Silver Oxide

All Silver Oxide batteries contain silver and are considered to be a hazardous waste by the federal government. Non-Consumers must dispose of these batteries in full compliance with the hazardous waste rules. Consumers are covered by the Household exemption under RCRA which allows for these batteries to be disposed of into the municipal waste stream.

Other Recycling Links

http://www.recycle.net

http://www.batteryrecycling.com

http://www.batterycouncil.org

http://lead-battery-recycling.com

http://www.leadacidbatteryinfo.org

 

 

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