How to Prepare Your Batteries for Recycling

The U.S. Department of Transportation (“DOT”)  requires all batteries to be packaged properly to prevent explosions and fires in transit or at SEAM’s facility. Exposed terminals must be protected with non-conductive caps or tape, or by other appropriate means. When in doubt, tape the terminals. See Battery guidelines.

Duct tape preferred, do not use masking tape, painter’s tape or scotch tape and do not cover the label — make sure chemistry type is showing.

Either in small container not to exceed 66 lbs OR in large, strong container or pallet.

Refer to the U.S. Department of Transportation for official labeling requirements.

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Please refer to DOT requirements.

Customer is solely responsible for complying with all D.O.T., Federal, state and local regulations regarding the packaging, labeling, storing, manifesting and transportation of batteries as well as any incident resulting from improper handling.