Why Read This Article?
This article discusses how to recycle cordless power tool batteries, the benefits of battery recycling, and how battery recycling helps the environment.
Although rechargeable batteries can last a long time when cared for properly, each rechargeable battery has an expected life span that will eventually expire.
Because the materials used to make rechargeable batteries are reusable by manufacturers, and because battery chemicals are toxic to the environment, rechargeable batteries must be disposed of correctly and should be recycled whenever possible.
Cordless power tool batteries should also be recycled, and they are manufactured in NiCd, NiMH, and Li-Ion varieties. The life span for cordless power tool batteries is usually between 500 and 1,000 recharge cycles, depending on the battery type.
Free battery disposal organizations, like Call2Recycle®, make it easy to locate battery recycling facilities across the Unites States and Canada. Recycling and correctly disposing of rechargeable batteries is also enforced by law in some states, including the states of New York and California.
All types of rechargeable batteries are eligible for recycling.
There are several available options for finding battery recycling facilities anywhere in the U.S. and Canada. We have listed a few helpful options below:
For the Salt Lake City Area:
At eReplacementParts.com, we accept power tool rechargeable batteries for proper disposal and recycling at our Salt Lake Valley location.
564 West 9320 South
Sandy, UT 84070
Open 8:30 to 5:00 M-F
For the U.S. and Canada:
The link and numbers below belong to The Rechargeable Battery Recycling Corporation, a nation-wide battery disposal organization. Local collection centers can be found quickly on their website with just a ZIP code or by calling their toll-free numbers.
Call2Recycle®can be reached at www.call2recycle.org/ or by calling 1-800-8-BATTERY and 1-877-2-RECYCLE
Detailed information about battery disposal and recycling can be found on Call2Recycle®'s website, including instructions for the safe transferring of rechargeable batteries to collection centers.
Is it recycling time for that old rechargeable tool battery? Visit our Batteries parts page for a replacement battery. Filter your search by voltage, manufacturer, and battery type to quickly find the replacement you need.