Wondering how to Ship NiMH batteries? GlobalTech has provided some handy information on packaging, storing and shipping NiMH batteries.  NiMH batteries are also known as nickel-metal hydride batteries.

Wondering how to Ship NiMH Batteries… GlobalTech has provided some handy information on packaging, storing and Shipping NiMH Batteries! Other names for NiMH includes: Lithium Ion and LIB batteries: Common uses of Li-Ion: Laptops, Cell Phones, and Modems.
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How to Store NiMH Batteries (Nickel-Metal Hydride)

All stored NiMH batteries should have their container marked with a Universal Waste label.  No other label is needed for dry NiMH under 9 volts.

How to Ship NiMH Batteries Under 9 Volts

As long as the battery is under 9 volts there is no special regulation for shipping NiMH over the road.

Shipping NiMH Batteries Over 9 Volts

These batteries can be shipped over the road only if the following conditions exist.

— NiMH 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.

—Each package should be marked with the words “Not Restricted.”

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Packaging NiMH Batteries For GlobalTech

Packaging Small Quantities for NiMH Battery Recycling

Nickel–Metal Hydride batteries can be put in smaller boxes as long as the box is manageable and does not exceed 65 lbs.

Packaging Bulk Quantities for NiMH Battery Recycling

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

We can also receive the NiMH 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 NiMH 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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