We can Pick-Up and Ship Li-Ion Batteries anywhere in the U.S.! Contact Us to schedule a pick-up!

Wondering how to ship Li-Ion batteries?  GlobalTech has provided some handy information on packaging, storing and shipping Li-Ion batteries.  Other names for Li-ion include lithium Ion and LIB batteries. Li-Ion batteries are most commonly used in laptops, cell phones, and modems.

Li-Ion Rcycling


How To Store Li-Ion Batteries

All Li-Ion batteries stored for recycling and/or waste must have the Universal Waste label — and the label must be marked “Waste Batteries.”

How to Package & Ship Li-Ion Batteries for GlobalTech

(1) For shipping Li-Ion batteries OTR (Over The Road), all containers must contain the Hazardous Material label #9.

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

— A dangerous evolution of heat

— Short circuits*

— Damage to terminals

*Most cell phone, laptop, and other newer miscellaneous Li-Ion batteries have their terminals recessed. These terminals do not need to be taped due to the inability of the terminals to contact other terminals.


Packaging Small Quantities for Li-ion Battery Recycling

Li-Ion batteries can be put in smaller boxes as long as the box is manageable and does not exceed 65 lbs.

Packaging Bulk Quantities for Li-ion Battery Recycling

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 the Li-Ion. Stronger gaylord boxes, 4-ply or greater, should be used to withstand the weight and pressures of the Li-Ion battery. Put heavier gaylord boxes or containers on stronger skids.

We can also receive the Li-Ion packaged in metal or plastic drums.

*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.

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