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AtBatt.com accepts and recycles most batteries for free. Most batteries are made of hazardous components and toxic chemicals that can be released into our environment if they are not properly disposed of. If properly recycled, most types of batteries can be recycled up to 100% to be used to make new batteries.
Batteries are made of hazardous components and toxic chemicals that can be released into our environment if they are not properly disposed of. Recycling your old and used batteries ensures that our soil stays clean and undisturbed from battery waste.
Did you know that almost 100% of a lead acid battery can be reused? Recycling keeps us from using up the Earth's limited resources and keeps CO2 emissions low.
Batteries are an important part of our day to day lives. From cell phones to cars, we use batteries to power our on the go lifestyle. But just as we must be responsible as to how we use batteries, we must also be responsible in how we handle these batteries after they are of no use to us.
AtBatt.com will accept batteries from everyone as long as they're packaged in the correct form. These measures are taken in order to keep everyone involved in the transport and recycling process of the batteries safe. Be sure to check out our Battery Disposal Guide for disposal information on each individual battery type.
Step 1: Separate your batteries by chemistry (Ni-Cd, Ni-MH, Li-Ion, Sealed Lead Acid, etc.)
Step 2: Wrap each individual battery in bubble wrap. The bubble wrap will ensure that the batteries do not become damaged during transport as leaks could occur. It also keeps the contacts from touching other contacts as it could cause a short circuit.
Step 3: Place each group of batteries in their own separate cardboard box.
Step 4: Label the outside of each box "FOR RECYCLING" and then label each box according to the chemistry of the batteries within.
Step 5: Use packing-peanuts to ensure that the batteries will not move around inside the boxes while being transported.
Step 6: Seal all the boxes with reinforced packing tape.
Step 7:Ship out the properly package batteries to AtBatt's Battery Recycling address below:
At Battery Company, Inc.
Battery Recycling Program
28918 Hancock Parkway
Valencia, CA 91355
Alkaline batteries are safe to dispose of with normal household waste. Never incinerate or dispose of batteries in a fire because they could explode.
In 1993, battery manufacturers removed mercury in alkaline batteries due to safety concerns. Alkaline batteries are now composed of common metals - steel, zinc, and manganese - and do not pose a health or environmental risk during normal use and disposal.
Do not dispose large numbers of alkaline batteries in a group. Used batteries are often not completely dead and still have a slight power to them. Grouping used batteries together can bring these live batteries into contact with one another, creating a safety risk.
Unfortunately, cost-effective and environmental safe recycling processes are not universally available for alkaline batteries. Some communities offer recycling or collection of alkaline batteries. Please contact your local government for disposal practices in your area.
Please check these resources for alkaline disposal:
Rechargable Battery Recycling Corporation (RBRC.org) - Visit RBRC's website to find a local battery recycling center near you.
RecyclingCenters.org - Find local recycling centers near you to recycle all other recyclables including batteries.
If you have any questions or concerns about recycling your batteries with AtBatt.com or recycling in general, feel free to contact us at our toll-free number: (877) 528-2288