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UPS Battery Recycling and Disposal

Battery Recycling and Disposal

HM Cragg technicians are commercially licensed and certified to haul hazmat batteries and related materials.  As an authorized hazmat transporter, we work in conjunction with local recycling facilities to ensure that proper disposal procedures are met.

As part of our service offerings, HM Cragg provides recycling certificates documenting that proper disposal procedures have been satisfied according to the Environmental Protection Agency’s rules and regulations.  HM Cragg issues these certificates to our customers as sufficient evidence of consumption of spent lead acid batteries.

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Battery Recycling Processes

Battery distribution Transportation
The same network that distributes new batteries also safely collects an returns used batteries for recycling
Battery Recycling To begin the recycling processes used batteries are broken apart and separated into components at the recycling facility.

Four battery recycling options

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Battery cases and covers are crushed to form plastic pellets.

Battery covers and cases are crushed into plastic pellets
New Covers and Cases
New battery covers and cases are manufactured using the recycled plastic pellets.

New case and covers
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Battery grids, lead-oxide and other battery parts (e.g. post and terminals) are turned into lead ingots.

Melt lead parts into lead ingots
New Grids and Lead Oxide
New battery grids are manufactured from recycled lead. Recovered lead oxide is also used in new battery manufacturing.
New battery lead grids and Oxide
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Electrolyte: Option 1
Sodium sulfate crystals separated from used electrolyte (dilute sulfuric acid) is recycled and sold for use in textiles, glass, and detergent manufacturing.

nutralized battery electrolite, turn into sodium sulfate crystals, and use in products
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Electrolyte: Option 2
At some recycles, used electrolyte is reclaimed and reused in manufacturing new batteries. At others it is neutralized and manage according to federal and state water permits.

Electrolyte is neutralized and sent to a water treatment plant OR electrolyte is chemically treated and reused
New Battery from Recycled Materials