Wondering how to ship NiCD batteries?  GlobalTech has provided some handy information on packaging, storing and shipping NiCD batteries.  Other names for NiCD include DRY Nickel Cadmium, NiCD, Ni-Cad, and Ni–Cd batteries.

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How to Store NiCD Batteries

NiCD batteries, stored for recycling, should have their container marked with a Universal Waste label under most circumstances. No other label is needed for dry NiCD 9 volts and under.

How to Package & Ship NiCD Batteries 9 Volts & Under

As long as the NiCD battery is under 9 volts, there is no special regulation concerning how to ship NiCD batteries over the road and by rail. These NiCD batteries are considered NON-HAZMAT.

How to Package & Ship NiCD Batteries, Over 9 Volts

Companies can ship NiCD batteries over the road and by rail, only if the following conditions exist.

— NiCD batteries must be packaged to prevent short circuits, i.e. taping the terminals when shipping.

— They must be packaged to prevent movement within the outer package.

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Packaging NiCD Batteries For GlobalTech

Packaging Small Quantities for NiCD Battery Recycling

Nickel Cadmium Batteries can be put in smaller boxes as long as the box is manageable and does not exceed 65 lbs.

Packaging Bulk Quantities for NiCD Battery Recycling

Large gaylord boxes can be used as an alternate option, but limit the NiCD 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 NiCD. Stronger gaylord boxes, 4-ply or greater, should be used to withstand the weight and pressures of the NiCD battery. Put heavier gaylord boxes or containers on stronger skids.

We can also receive the NiCD 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 NiCD 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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