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Batteries contain lithium, cadmium, nickel, silver, mercury, and other toxic materials and are therefore generally regulated as universal waste. Like other universal wastes, batteries should be collected, recycled, and processed at fully permitted facilities. 

Batteries Accepted for Recycling

Lighting Resources accepts batteries of almost any shape, size, or chemical composition for recycling. Some of the types of batteries we can accept for recycling include (but are not limited to) the following types. For specific questions, please contact Lighting Resources.

  • Alkaline
  • Nickel Cadmium (NICd)
  • Primary Lithium (Li)
  • Nickel Metal Hydride (NiMH)
  • Silver
  • Lead Acid
  • Magnesium (Mg)
  • Lithium-Ion (Li-ion)
  • Mercuric (Hg)


Arrange for Large Volume Battery Recycling

Batteries should be sorted by chemistry and packaged in a sealed container in a manner that prevents short circuiting and damage to the battery or terminals. (Isolate battery terminals with tape or by packing individual batteries in fully enclosed inner packaging made of non-conductive materials.) Batteries should be appropriately labeled to meet USDOT regulations. Universal waste batteries must be clearly labeled as "Universal Waste Batteries."

Many options are available for you to ship your spent batteries to our recycling facilities. Lighting Resources can accommodate weekly, bi-weekly, monthly and yearly bulk pickup schedules and can assist with proper packing materials and shipping labels for your shipments. To arrange for large quantity mercury waste recycling, contact Lighting Resources by email using the CONTACT US button below or click the FIND LIGHTING RESOURCES NEAR YOU button to locate and call the Lighting Resources location nearest to you.




Small Quantity Battery Recycling

For smaller quantities, our EZ on The Earth prepaid mail back program provides several different battery recycling kits, including our patent pending Lithium Safety Recycling Kit. For one affordable price, EZ on the Earth recycle kits will be shipped directly to your location. Recycle kits include everything you need to package your batteries for proper shipment. The prepaid label is included to send the batteries directly to one of our state-of-the-art recycling facilities.

EZ on the Earth box recycling kits make it easy to recycle not only batteries but lamps, ballasts, smoke detectors, tritium exit signs, electronic device waste, and more. If you’re ready to order, click here to purchase online: ORDER EZ KITS ONLINE

Or, call EZ on the Earth Customer Service at (855) EARTH-55 to arrange shipment of your small-quantity battery recycling kits.

Please Note: Unfortunately, due to regulatory and logistics limitations, we are unable to offer our EZ on the Earth Recycling Kits to customers located in Alaska, Hawaii, Maine, and Puerto Rico.