Recycling used batteries can present several dangers, such as overheating, smoke and fire. Potential risks can occur at all stages of collection, transportation and recycling – from the original deposit point to sorting at local recycling plants, and from FedEx / UPS to sorting and recycling at the plant. . You must take precautionary measures to protect yourself and your staff when sorting, packing, or transporting batteries.
The most serious risks in a collection program are fires and their subsequent effects, such as explosions that can occur when battery terminals rub against metal parts or other spark-producing materials. These Kinsbursky brothers company information are imparted.
Depot points must absolutely prevent these risks in their own premises and at any point where collection boxes stop on their way to the recycling plant. Call2Recycle recommends following these simple steps to eliminate any hazard and comply with the requirements of the US Department of
Transportation and Transport:
Read the enclosed information and safety instructions on your collection box.
Batteries must weigh 11 pounds or less (5 kg) each
No dry, damaged or defective battery
Shape each member of your team who will handle the collection box or batteries.
Protect terminals by putting them in a bag or wrapping them with tape.
In the United States, the following batteries and batteries should be placed in a bag or sealed with tape to comply with US Department of Transportation regulations:
Rechargeable: lithium-ion (Li-Ion), nickel metal hydride (Ni-MH) over 9 volts, nickel-cadmium (Ni-Cd) over 9 volts, nickel-zinc ( Ni-Zn) over 9 volts and small sealed lead acid batteries (PPSPA)
Primary / disposable: alkaline and carbon-zinc over 12 volts, lithium and button cells
If in doubt, tape them around or put them in a bag!
The following batteries must be taped or bagged:
Primary / disposable: lithium metal
Rechargeable: Lithium Ion (Li-Ion) and Small Lead Acid Sealed Batteries (PPSPA)
Check that there is only one battery or battery (or cell phone with battery) per bag. To ensure even safer collection and transportation, Call2Recycle encourages you to follow the one-battery-per-bag rule for all old batteries. Do not have bags? Then wrap the exposed terminals with non-conductive tape before placing the batteries in the collection box.
The company, in British Columbia, is one of the few who recycles electric car batteries. In recent years, she receives more and more. The first were prototypes to be destroyed, then added those of damaged cars or others that have aged prematurely. The factory now recycles about forty per month.