Why Recycle Batteries With Us?
Most folks understand that batteries should be recycled. But having a battery recycling container that can be easily shipped when full and then easily replaced is another story. g2's battery recycling programs are specifically designed to be easy to execute at the facility level, and they comply with storage and shipping requirements, including the recent changes to lithium battery shipping rules. Additionally, our programs can cover a wide range of chemistries, facilitating handling for operations where multiple types of used batteries can be generated.
How Does It Work?
Where Can I Find My Program Data?
When we set up your recycling account, you are provided with secure login access to an online data system that contains all your recycling records. Every single container is tracked and is individually recorded, including by location. So you can know instantly if any of your facilities are not recycling! You can also query the database to see your records over a set period of time, or within a certain geography. And finally, you can also download certificates of recycling if you need paper-based records.
What Are the Regulations?
Batteries — except for alkaline chemistries — are considered "universal waste," which basically means they are federal hazardous waste, but with greatly reduced handling requirements. However, the United States Department of Transportation also has regulations covering the shipment of batteries, including for recycling. These have recently been updated with regards to lithium battery shipments. g2's universal waste battery containers are designed to comply with these requirements, which we review with you when your program is set up. Please note: California and Washington regulate alkaline chemistry batteries as universal wastes as well, so in those states basically all battery chemistries are regulated — and can be recycled through g2!