Battery 101 and Beyond: Event Recap for March

From Ohio to Washington state, Battery Solutions crossed the country to cover a variety of battery recycling topics this March. Educating municipalities, compliance managers, facility operators and interested companies about battery basics and answering the popular question, how are batteries recycled? We discussed battery recycling laws, both federal and state and walked through compliant storage and battery safety.

Battery Solutions representatives presented at two industry conferences: The Facilities Healthcare Engineers Association (FHEA) Expo in Toledo, OH on Wednesday, March 15 and Washington Recycles Every Day (WRED) Conference in Tacoma, WA on Thursday, March 30.

At the FHEA Expo, we educated the crowd about the human health and environmental responsibilities surrounding battery recycling. We reviewed battery recycling laws, which are rapidly changing. Pointing out there are financial and legal ramifications, as well as, public relations disasters when authorities discover batteries are not properly recycled. There are overarching federal laws, like The Battery Act of 1996, that govern the entire United States, but state laws vary across the country and it is important to understand the requirements state by state.

A full day panel discussion at the WRED Conference taught green leaders about all aspects of battery recycling, reviewing different battery chemistries and common uses of those batteries, battery recycling laws, battery safety and compliant storage. We also premiered two short videos, one will launch the week of April 17th to pay homage to Earth Day. It is a virtual tour our facilities. It highlights collection, sorting, disassembly, logistics, processing and the circular economy of batteries.

The other video reviews lithium-ion battery safety in the wake of numerous fires seen on the news. It provides information on why lithium-ion batteries ignite, precautions and prevention and regulation of safe handling, storage and recycling. The video will be available on our lithium-ion battery safety page at the end of April.

A warm thank you to both events for inviting us to speak and show off our vast battery knowledge! If you were unable to attend these events and are interested in learning more about what was presented, please contact Melissa Kelley, Director, Marketing Communications at


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As circumstances continue to shift, we want to keep you updated on our operation status. An increasing number of states are enacting protections like Michigan’s Stay Home, Stay Safe executive order, limiting operations for non-essential business and shifting many to work from home. As a critical supporter of waste collection, we support essential operations and contribute to the raw minerals supply chain. No matter your battery recycling needs, we are here to help in these unprecedented times. All online orders are being processed as normal but may see delayed shipping times due to the current demand on delivery service providers.

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