For Electric Customers
Lithium ion batteries are not yet classified as hazardous waste but there are many reasons to recycle these batteries rather than throw them away where they may end up in a regular landfill. In the U S, there are a large number of recycling centers available all over the country.
To locate a recycling center near you:
There are also a number of companies that have signed up to be battery recycling collection centers. Take lithium ion batteries to any franchise of the following companies:
||Porter Cable Service Centers
|Black & Decker
||Remington Product Company
|The Home Depot
|Interstate All Battery Centers
|Milwaukee Electrical Tool
Once the recycling collection facility receives the batteries, the collected batteries are sent to recycling facilities where the materials that make up the battery are separated. These materials include cadmium, nickel, cobalt, iron and lead. These materials are then crafted into new products including stainless steel and new batteries. According to the organization Call 2 Recycle, the Environmental Protection Agency has agreed that this is the best demonstrated available technology.