Solution

Battery Recycling

The challenge as we see it

Used batteries may be considered a hazardous waste because they can contain corrosive liquids, toxic heavy metals or reactive metals. Under the Federal Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA), hazardous waste must be properly identified, stored, transported, treated and disposed of, and generators are financially responsible for cleaning up the effects of improper disposal.


Our differentiated value

 We provide an environmentally sound recycling approach for batteries that meets all regulatory requirements and reduces generator liability and administrative burden.


We tailor recycling programs around your needs. By working with us, you can benefit from the following:

  • (5) Five fully-permitted recycling facilities across North America
  • ​Solutions for large and small quantities of batteries​
  • ​Experience managing damaged or defective lithium and lithium ion batteries
  • Company-owned nationwide transportation and logistics capabilities
  • Audited and approved third-party transportation network
  • Audited and approved downstream processing vendors
  • ​Dedicated account and customer service representatives
  • ​Documented packaging guidelines
  • Customized reporting capabilities
Veolia is uniquely positioned to service industry, government and commercial entities in improving performance, managing water, waste and energy.
Every year, billions of used batteries that may contain corrosive materials such as potassium hydroxide (lye) or sulfuric acid; reactive metals such as lithium; or toxic metals such as mercury, lead, cadmium and nickel are thrown in the trash.
 

Our solutions for battery recycling

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We will work with you to assess your recycling requirements based on the types and quantities of batteries at your site. Once your requirements are understood, a collection program will be established to recycle your batteries and maintain compliance. Our team will educate your staff on safe packaging and disposal, providing guidelines to ensure that battery shipments are delivered safely.

The new lithium battery rule (HM224F) published by DOT includes new packaging requirements for shipping damaged or defective lithium ion and lithium metal cells or batteries. Contact us to find out more. 

 

Wide range of batteries recycled, including:  Alkaline; lead acid; lithium / lithium ion; mercury; nickel-cadmium; nickel metal hydride, silver; zinc carbon and more.​

We make recycling batteries easy, by offering customizable solutions that are straight-forward and compliant during every step of the process. 

  • ​Recycling designed to fit your needs: We have developed recycling solutions for large and small quantities of batteries. Whether you need service for one facility or multiple locations across the country, we can offer a combination of mail-back, prepaid recycling containers for small quantities or can arrange for a pick up for larger quantities.
  • Packaging & transportation: We can provide you with a variety of drums and pails to store your waste, and we offer an unmatched fleet of semitrailers, box vans and approved third-party transporters to ship your waste to one of our five fully-permitted recycling facilities. We’ll even provide detailed packaging guidelines to ensure your batteries are packaged in accordance with DOT shipping regulations.
  • On-time pick up: When we promise a pick up, we adhere to that promise. Once arrangements are made, you can count on us to be there on time.
  • Sorting and processing: Once we receive your waste, we'll sort the batteries into similar chemistries and arrange for processing.
  • Documented compliance: Once received and recycled, we'll issue a certificate, documenting your batteries were received and recycled in accordance with all regulations.

Benefits for our customers

Wide range of batteries accepted

Safe, efficient solutions

Waste minimization


How and why, at a glance


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Battery recycling solutions that meet compliance

RecyclePak® makes recycling easy for small quantities of batteries. One price includes everything you need to begin recycling — packaging, prepaid shipping from your facility, processing and certificates of recycling. Simply order, fill, seal and ship with the prepaid shipping label. Visit www.prepaidrecycling.com for more information. 


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