Battery Recycling

The Resource Conservation Act (RCRA) guidelines 40 CFR 261 - 268 regulate the disposal of batteries. The Universal Waste Rule (UWR) allows a simple recycling protocol for battery recycling.

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Batteries contain chemicals and are regulated as Universal Waste. These chemicals contaminate the environment if they are discarded in ordinary trash and not recycled. Companies are looking for solutions to properly handle this relatively small but regulated waste stream.

Batteries that are managed as a waste can be managed as a universal waste if destined for recycling. Generators can opt to manage all batteries as universal waste and lead-acid batteries can be managed as a recyclable material.

Midwest recycles any battery you have:

  • Alkaline
  • Carbon Zinc
  • Nickel Cadmium - Dry or Wet
  • Nickel Iron
  • Nickel Metal Hydride
  • Lead Acid – Dry or Wet – any size
  • Mercury
  • Lithium
  • Lithium-Ion
  • Silver Oxide
  • Silver Zinc
  • Magnesium

Have a battery missing its label or unsure about the chemistry… and recycling requirements?

Simply call Midwest.