Lead-Acid Batteries come in many shapes and sizes. They are mostly used when surge current is not important. Large-format lead-acid designs are widely used for storage in backup power supplies in cell phone towers. Other applications include forklifts, automobiles, and marine electronics. 

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How to Store Lead Acid Batteries

Lead Acid batteries must have a Universal Waste label attached to the package.

How to Package & Ship Lead Acid Batteries

*Tested, proven non-spillable batteries are permitted to be shipped as non-hazardous within the U.S.  Batteries and packaging must be marked “NONSPILLABLE” or “NONSPILLABLE BATTERY.”

(1) All lead acid batteries must be prepared and packaged in a manner that prevents

— A dangerous evolution of heat

— Short circuits

— Damage to terminals

(2) Spent lead acid batteries designated as waste, can be placed on a pallet with cardboard between layers, and no higher than three layers. Cardboard must also be placed on top to cover batteries. Contents on pallet should then be shrink-wrapped tight, preventing movement. Non-conductive banding should be applied to package material to secure pallet.

(3) Lead acid batteries, if spillable and shipped as hazardous, must have the HAZMAT 8 corrosive label attached to the package.

And don’t forget — We also offer battery 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!

The Customer and/or Vendor shall be responsible for complying with all DOT (Department of Transportation) regulations, including, without limitation to Title 49, and any other federal, state and local laws and regulations relating to the transportation of the batteries.Title 49 is a code that regards the role of transportation, in the United States of America. Because of the complexity of Title 49, we have generalized the battery portion of the code that best suits our current vendors and customers. All information contained in this website, regarding Title 49 shipping standards, is a generalization of said code. We have summarized Title 49 in order to answer general questions concerning your transfer of recycled batteries, from one location to another, over the road. Please see, http://www.ecfr.gov/ for the current written version of Title 49 if you need additional assistance, or if you prefer to read the code in its exact form.


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