Hazardous Waste Program

Rechargeable Battery Recycling

From the archives of the Enforcement and Compliance Listserv for Hazardous Waste Generators

Sept. 19, 2005

What do cell phones, cordless power tools and laptops have in common? They all use rechargeable batteries for power. The Rechargeable Battery Recycling Corporation, a national non-profit public service organization, announced that it would no longer charge businesses for participating in its recycling program for used rechargeable batteries (ni-cad, nickel metal hydride, lithium ion, and small sealed lead under two pounds).

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