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Why Your Business Should Use Batteries Plus for Your Recycling Needs

For Professionals - by Bryan Veldboom - updated on 11/10/2022

Collection of tube light bulbs for recycling

An enormous number of businesses rely on Batteries Plus for their battery, lighting and device repair needs, but did you know that we offer recycling services too? Recycling is just one of the many perks available to our commercial business customers. Keep reading for more information on what we recycle and why you should partner with us for your recycling needs.

What Types of Batteries Does Batteries Plus Recycle?

Each year, our stores recycle roughly 47.5 million pounds of lead-acid batteries and 1.68 million pounds of other battery types. Due to differences in state and local regulations, there is some variation in the type of recyclable material each store accepts. As a general rule though, Batteries Plus recycles the following battery types:

  • Lead acid - Lead acid batteries can be found in cars, trucks, emergency lighting, lawn equipment, floor scrubbers, UPS systems and more.
  • Nickel-cadmium (NiCd) - Nickel-cadmium batteries can be found in rechargeable devices like cordless phones, drills, camcorders, calculators, electronic flash units and tool battery packs.
  • Nickel metal hydride (NiMH) - These batteries are commonly used in exit/emergency lights, flashlights, camcorders, cameras, barcode scanners, back-up power and battery packs.
  • Lithium-ion - Lithium-ion batteries are used to power cell phones, laptops, two-way radios, scanners, tools, flashlights, watches and tool battery packs.
  • Alkaline - Used in common devices such as flashlights, microphones, thermometers, smoke detectors, fire alarms and touchless technology such as hands-free sinks, toilets, hand sanitizer and paper towel dispensers.

What Types of Light Bulbs Does Batteries Plus Recycle?

In an average year, Batteries Plus recycles over half a million pounds of light bulbs and over 30,000 pounds of lighting ballasts. As with batteries, different regulations will impact what type of lighting products each location accepts. In general, though, these are the types of products that we accept.

  • LED
  • Compact fluorescent (CFLs)
  • Fluorescent tubes
  • U bend fluorescent bulbs
  • Plastic-coated & shatter shield bulbs
  • Incandescent
  • Soft/flood lamps
  • Germicidal & UV lamps
  • Halogen
  • High-pressure sodium
  • Mercury vapor
  • Cold cathode
  • Ballasts

Why Should You Partner with Batteries Plus?

Whether you're a small business or a large corporation with dozens of different locations, our experts will work with you to help tackle your recycling needs. Here are a few of the many advantages we offer as a recycling partner.

  • With over 700 locations, Batteries Plus offers a much larger presence than most recycling companies.
  • Our stores are open nights and weekends.
  • The recycling partners that we contract with are certified according to all federal, state, municipal, EPA & DOT regulations.
  • Batteries Plus can assist with documentation requested by your company.

Learn What Batteries Plus Can Do for Your Business

Learn more about our recycling services online. If you like what you see, why not sign up for a free business account  . Our account holders receive a number of additional benefits, including competitive volume pricing and fast, local delivery on thousands of battery and lighting products. Best of all, you'll have access to your own dedicated advisor who can help cut your energy costs by recommending more efficient energy and lighting solutions. Why wait? Sign up today and start saving.

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