Battery Recycling? Why is this such a big deal?
Most all of the alkaline batteries produced are sent to a local landfill when they are depleted. In the United States, 150,000 tons of alkaline batteries are produced in a year. For a local example, 2,500 tons are registered in Missouri and an additional 500 tons of Lithium ion and nickel rechargeable batteries. Just looking at a local scale, 3000 tons of waste being dumped in landfills that could be separated and reused is no small matter.
How does this work, what about waste
Through our research and innovation, we are able to process the batteries such that the chemical components i.e. Zinc and Manganese, are able to be separated into their pure forms.The end result of which is suitable for fertilizer or other high purity applications, such as making new batteries! We separate the steel casings and recycle them as well.
So what exactly is GoRecycle™?
GoRecycle is a new, national project that allows anyone a convenient, low cost way to recycle their batteries and electronics.
What do I do?
Once a box is ordered, it is shipped to your home or office ready to use. Simply place your used batteries into the box. When full, ship your batteries back to our EPA permitted recycling facility (at no additional charge).
All costs of recycling and shipping are included in the price of the GoRecycle Box!