Recycling 
 
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:

Alltel Orchard Supply
AT&T Porter Cable Service Centers
Best Buy RadioShack
Black & Decker Remington Product Company
DeWalt Sears
The Home Depot Staples
Interstate All Battery Centers Target
Lowe's US Cellular
Milwaukee Electrical Tool Verizon Wireless
Office Depot

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.
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