Battery Recycling

We’ll help you ensure that the handling, transport, recycling, reuse and disposal of all waste products meets state and federal regulations, while protecting against liability.

The challenge as we see it

Used batteries may be considered a hazardous waste because they can contain corrosive liquids, toxic heavy metals or reactive metals. Under the Federal Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA), hazardous waste must be properly identified, stored, transported, treated and disposed of, and generators are financially responsible for cleaning up the effects of improper disposal.

Our differentiated value

We provide an environmentally sound recycling approach for batteries that meets all regulatory requirements and reduces generator liability and administrative burden. We tailor recycling programs around your needs. By working with us, you can benefit from the following:

  • (5) Five fully-permitted recycling facilities across North America
  • ​Solutions for large and small quantities of batteries​
  • ​​Experience managing damaged or defective lithium and lithium ion batteries
  • Company-owned nationwide transportation and logistics capabilities
  • Audited and approved third-party transportation network
  • Audited and approved downstream processing vendors
  • Dedicated account and customer service representatives
  • Documented packaging guidelines
  • Customized reporting capabilities

Our solutions for battery recycling

We will work with you to assess your recycling requirements based on the types and quantities of batteries at your site. Once your requirements are understood, a collection program will be established to recycle your batteries and maintain compliance. Our team will educate your staff on safe packaging and disposal, providing guidelines to ensure that battery shipments are delivered safely. Our battery recycling solutions include:

  • Recycling designed to fit your needs
  • Packaging & transportation
  • On-time pick up
  • Sorting and processing
  • Documented compliance

Veolia is uniquely positioned to service industry, government and commercial entities in improving performance, managing water, waste and energy.
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