Wondering how to ship alkaline batteries? GlobalTech has provided some handy information on packaging, storing and shipping alkaline batteries. Because of the chemistry in alkaline, these batteries are not considered hazardous.
How To Store Alkaline Batteries
Alkaline batteries, under most scenarios, must have a Universal Waste label attached to the package while stored at your facility.
How To Ship Alkaline Batteries
Spent alkaline batteries are not classified as a hazardous material. There is no need to tape the battery terminals as long as they are 9v and under. All alkaline batteries can be shipped as non-hazardous.
How to Package Alkaline Batteries for GlobalTech
Packaging Small Quantities for Battery Recycling
Alkaline batteries can be put in smaller boxes as long as the box is manageable and does not exceed 65 lbs.
Packaging Bulk Quantities for Battery Recycling
We would prefer to receive the alkaline batteries packaged in metal or plastic drums.
Large gaylord boxes can be used as an alternate option, but limit the weight to under 3200 lbs. Strap, and/or wrap gaylord boxes that are bowing outward because of the outward pressure of the weight of this battery. Stronger gaylord boxes, 5-ply or greater, should be used to withstand the weight and pressures of this recycled battery. Put heavier gaylord boxes or containers on stronger skids.
*Note that a service fee will be charged for unsafe, damaged, and/or unmanageable packaging.
We’re happy to answer any further questions — as we would prefer the material to be shipped appropriately, as opposed to charging you any extra fees!
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.