We Buy Used, Obsolete & Broken Utility Meters

Most utility meters are considered hazardous waste during transportation, according to the DOT (Department of Transportation). GlobalTech has the experience to properly manage electronic scrap recycling and waste disposal of hazardous materials such as gas, electric or water meters. We also have the resources to manage semi-truck-load quantities from businesses looking to properly recycle all aspects of their utility meters in a legal and environmentally-friendly manner.

Electronic Scrap & Electronics Recycling

GlobalTech Makes It Easy

We Can Provide …
— Universal Waste labels which meet EPA (Environmental Protection Agency) requirements for storing waste.*

— Class 9 Hazardous Waste labels for transportation which meet DOT requirements.*

Large boxes (gaylords) for storage and transportation of your utility meters and other electronic waste disposal needs.*

— Excellent customer service — with exceptional processing time. From the initial conversation to the point when we issue you a check, we make it easy for you.

*Minimum quantities apply.

How To Ship & Recycle Batteries


Storing & Transporting Gas Meters With Lithium-Based Batteries

If the gas, electric, or water meters contain a lithium ion rechargeable or lithium-based battery, then the DOT requires that these gas meters MUST be shipped as hazardous material.

Storing Gas Meters
All gas, electric, or water meters containing Li-Ion batteries, stored for electronic scrap recycling and/or waste disposal, must have the Universal Waste label attached to the shipping container. The label must also be marked “Waste Batteries.”

Shipping & Transporting Gas Meters
(1) For shipping OTR (Over The Road), all containers must contain the Hazardous Material label # 9.

(2) All utility meters must be packaged in a way that prevents

— A dangerous evolution of heat*

— Short circuits*

— Damage to terminals*
*If the lithium battery is NOT removed from the gas, electric, or water meter, then there’s no need to follow the steps in part  2.  It is only when the lithium batteries are removed, that other Hazardous Waste management rules become necessary.

Battery Recycling Hazardous transportationLithium-Ion Recycling


And don’t forget — We also offer utility meter pick-up anywhere in the U.S.

Call us at 1-800-770-2330 or contact us for more information or to schedule a pick-up!

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