Industrial Battery & Charger, Inc. partners with certified EPA facilities to coordinate the recycle of lead-acid batteries and industrial NiCd batteries.

Industrial Battery & Charger, Inc. (IBCI) has been in the battery business since 1975. Long before the environment became a social issue, IBCI was actively involved with the collection and recycling of lead-acid batteries. We are pleased to be a part of an industry where over 98% of its products are recycled.

In recent years, regulatory and social pressures have combined to necessitate the proper
management of lead containing products. In the case of lead-acid batteries, it is widely recognized that protection of human health and the environment is a shared responsibility between industry and those who distribute, collect, process and use these products.

IBCI maintains a leadership role in environmental stewardship by offering a program to accept used lead-acid batteries. The purpose is to provide a proper and safe means of recycling scrap lead-acid batteries through an approved secondary recycling facility. Upon request, documentation confirming proper transport and disposal will be provided. This program provides our customers with documentation that goes beyond regulatory requirements.

How The Program Works:

IBCI does not own or operate a recycling facility. However, we have established relations with
only those secondary recycling facilities that have environmentally clean records and proper federal and
state approvals. The following facilities are currently IBCI approved:

EPA ID: ALD 046481032
EPA ID: NYD 030485288
EPA ID: IND 000199653
HC1, BOX 1395
BOSS, MO 65440-9501
EPA ID# MOD059200089
EPA ID# MND006148092
TROY, AL 36079
EPA ID# ALD46481032
Batteries received may be shipped directly to the EPA approved facility or to an IBCI facility prior to transport to a recycling facility. Temporary storage practices at Industrial Battery & Charger, Inc. include proper handling, consolidation and packaging thus preventing potential exposure to individuals and/or release of contaminants to the environment. All Industrial Battery & Charger, Inc. facilities are exempt from registration under RCRA. This exemption is noted in Title 40 CFR Part 266.80, Subpart G.

There is currently no regulatory standard for documentation of scrap lead-acid battery shipments to secondary recycling facilities beyond DOT bill of lading requirements. Therefore, under the standard practices of the Battery Recycling Program, IBCI retains only general records of scrap lead-acid batteries collected and shipped to secondary recycling facilities. A documented program is available on request.

The following program provides documentation of the collection, transportation and delivery of
specific shipments to EPA approved secondary recycling facilities.

The basic mechanism used to implement this documentation is a multi-part bill of lading which
confirms pickup, transport and receipt by an approved recycling facility.

1. The Battery Recycling Program is limited to only whole batteries and cells such as automotive, industrial steel case and industrial cells which are of lead/antimony or lead/calcium alloy. Any other composition such as nickel/cadmium or nickel/iron will be returned to the generator at their expense.

2. All shipments are subject to pre-approval by IBCI.

3. All shippers/generators must agree to follow Industrial Battery & Charger, Inc. shipping document and labeling standards.

4. Transportation will be coordinated and scheduled by IBCI.

1. Battery packaging, marking and labeling must conform to all appropriate Department of Transportation and state regulations. This is the responsibility of the shipper or generator. This can be done at customer locations or at IBCI facilities. Note: the shipper or generator is defined as the customer or the person originating the battery recycling process.

2. Automotive and Industrial batteries cannot be shipped on the same pallet.

1. Shipper/generator must agree to cooperate with transportation scheduling and pickup arrangements made through Industrial Battery & Charger, Inc.

2. Upon delivery and acceptance of the shipment by the IBCI approved recycling facility, a “Document of Waste Material Recycling” and a copy of the “Bill of Lading” will be returned to the shipper/generator.


Our Stationary Power Division is set up to support your industrial size Nickel-Cadmium (NiCd) battery disposal/recycling needs. For more information and a quotation covering regulatory compliant disposal/recycling of your industrial size nickel-cadmium (NiCd) batteries, please contact our Stationary Power Division at 800-833-8412 or 704-597-7330.

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