Common Questions About GlobalTech's® Battery & Electronics Recycling For Businesses
Yes, GlobalTech® is registered with the United States EPA as a Large Quantity Universal Waste Handler. Additionally, all of our transporters are licensed to carry hazardous waste in a safe manner within the United States, per OECD country and Basel Convention requirements. We also provide domestic shipments, with a hazardous waste expert available on-call 24/7, if an accident should occur. We just ask that all material be packaged properly to U.S. DOT specs, whether you’re sending the material to us or we’re picking it up.
Yes, but most are associated with improper or dangerous shipping practices that do not follow DOT standards. Please see below for a list of the most basic fees.
PRICES ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE:
Please communicate with your Globaltech sales-rep to confirm the price/lb. Typically, if you see the price on this price list, when you ship to us, that is the price you are going to get... but to make sure, please contact your sales rep to verify the price. Quoted prices from our sales representatives are good for 7 days from the date the price is quoted to the date your material is shipped and in transit to our location. Fees: Please see below: For unsorted, damaged, or improperly packaged material received from your location.
SORTING POLICY/FEEs; MIXED BATTERY CHEMISTRIES:
If a box of batteries has mixed battery chemistries, then we must sort 100% of the box to remove that contamination (mixed chemistries). We charge $0.32/lb for all the material that is gone through to properly sort the mixed battery chemistries. This charge is necessary to ensure we receive properly represented material, and for you to receive the premium prices from GlobalTech Environmental. If you are unsure and have a question about a certain battery chemistry, please send us a photo of the battery prior to packaging. We are happy to help you learn how to identify and package the batteries.
OVERWEIGHT PACKAGING POLICY/FEES:
Boxes that must be lifted by hand: Individual boxes must not weigh over 70 lbs. as this ensures employee safety and reduces the tendency for dangerous spills. If stacking these boxes, please fill each box to capacity to ensure the structural integrity of all the boxes. We charge $10/box for every overweight box, plus any additional fees for material spills.
GAYLORD BOXES (Damaged):
We do accept gaylord boxes that weigh up to 4,000 lbs. If filling Gaylords to capacity, we recommend the walls of the gaylord to be 5-ply or greater. We charge $150.00/gaylord if we must repackage for safe storage.
We also accept metal and plastic barrels filled to capacity. Please make sure to secure the barrels to the skid to avoid material spills or damage to other freight during transit. Fees will apply if there are material spills and/or damage to other freight.
Please make sure that your pallet is in good enough condition to handle the load. If a skid breaks it can cause material spills, lead to several safety issues, or make it impossible to safely move with a forklift. Fees will be assessed at our full discretion for unsafe damaged pallets.
if a lift gate is needed at your location please be aware that most lift gates have a weight limit of 3000 lbs.
MATERIAL SPILL POLICY/FEES:
There was a dry spill with the material in your shipment. Please fill boxes to capacity, especially the lower level of boxes (if stacking boxes) and consider using stronger boxes. Put heavier and/or stronger boxes on the bottom level of the pallet. Shrink wrap more than three times around the load. Use strong unbroken pallets. Spills will be charged $60.00/hour plus any additional packaging fees for the repackaging of your material. Any additional fees will be at our sole discretion.
To prevent fires, and to abide by PHMSA (Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration) standards, please follow these guidelines: Tape exposed terminals, loose in boxes (i.e. broken drill packs, all button cells)! All lithium primary batteries with exposed (non-recessed terminals) MUST be taped to avoid a dangerous evolution of heat. There is no need to tape recessed terminals of batteries like laptops and cell phones if terminals cannot touch. There is also no need to tape smaller voltage, non-hazardous batteries like NiMH, NiCD, and Alkaline (D size and smaller). We charge $0.75/lb to tape batteries.
Hazardous Batteries that are damaged and defective have special regulations associeated with shipping and storage. If these battereis are not properly shipped or if they are received in a way that is deemed unsafe, then there will be a $3.00/lb fee applied.
BATTERIES EXPOSED TO WATER POLICY/FEES:
A percentage of your battery material was found to be exposed to water. Water will lead to short circuits which can lead to fire. In addition to fire dangers, some battery chemistries, like lithium-based batteries, can release toxic gases when exposed to water. Water can also eliminate the possibility that a battery can be tested and reused which can significantly decrease the value of your material. Please store all batteries indoors and ship batteries in a manner that eliminates the possibility for environmental impact! We charge $1.05/lb. for wet material; this will be in addition to any other charge for said material. It is ultimately the shipper’s responsibility to properly manage their waste according to all state and federal laws.
*Important note: We do not like to add any fees, so please ask questions and follow applicable laws so everyone associated with your shipment is safer!