Wet NiCD Batteries must be shipped as class 8 HAZMAT unless the container or trailer is only loaded with Wet NiCD batteries — or there is no other hazardous material on the shipping vehicle.

How To Ship & Recycle Batteries

How to Store Wet NiCD batteries

All Wet NiCD batteries stored on any premises should have their container marked with a  Universal Waste label.

How to Ship Wet NiCD Batteries

(1) Wet NiCD batteries must have a Class 8 label attached to opposite sides of the package.  See picture to the right.

(2) Wet NiCD batteries must be packaged for transport in a manner that prevents

— A dangerous evolution of heat

— Short circuits

— Damage to terminals

How to Package Wet NiCD Batteries for Shipment to GlobalTech

To help you manage your wet NiCD battery scrap recycling, we offer a clever, safe, and cost -effective way to store and ship Wet NiCD batteries to GlobalTech for recycling.


Halved gaylords, with bottoms/lids, make for an excellent way to transport Wet NiCD. We prefer the heavy-duty gaylords (6-ply) for stacking. First, cut the gaylord in half (we use a circular saw), then cut the gaylord flattened out where the edge of the flaps of the lids are — or use a chalk line. We use 40″tall gaylords, cut in half.

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Liners: These aren’t mandatory unless you will be shipping them on an aircraft. Liners should be used if you suspect spillage of the acid. We always use liners for shipping Wet NiCD batteries for recycling.
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Prevent Movement. Make sure that the Wet NiCD batteries are relatively snug to prevent damage or spillage during transport.
How To Ship Batteries


If stacking, place a piece of plywood on top of the first box. It must be some sort of manufactured board as international refiners will not accept pure hardwood and soft woods because of the possibility that they may harbor invasive species of animals. We use a 48” by  43″of CDX 1/2″plywood. This makes stacking much stronger and easier.

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Stacking: Carefully place the 2nd palleted half gaylord on top of the plywood.
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Cover: Each layer must be covered. The first layer was covered with the plywood, and the top can be covered with cardboard. Do not stack higher than two layers.
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Strapping: Put two straps around the box, secured tightly, as shown in the picture (with two arrows).
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Height: According to the DOT, the overall package of Wet NiCD cannot exceed 1.5 times the width of the bottom pallet. Since most pallets are 40″wide, the maximum height cannot exceed 60.”  As you can see on the right, this example package is 53″and does not exceed 60.″
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Alternate packaging

For alternate packages authorized by the DOT, but not limited to, for transporting Wet NiCD  batteries, additional charges may be incurred if the packages do not arrive at GlobalTech as described above. These include:

(1) Wooden Box: 4C1, 4C2, 4D, or 4F. (Must be marked with an IPPC stamp for international shipping.  Additional charges will be incurred if the IPPC mark is not visible on the box. Please see picture on the right for examples of the IPPC mark).

(2) Fiberboard box: 4G

(3) Plywood drum: 1D

(4) Fiber drum: 1G

(5) Plastic drum: 1H2

(6) Plastic jerrican: 3H2

(7) Plastic box: 4H2

Electronic Waste Disposal

Wet NiCd Battery Recycling Process

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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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