About Battery Recycling
Toxco Recycles Most Types and Sizes of Batteries Including Alkaline, Lithium, Mercury, NiCd, Lead and Many Others
Each year batteries and electronics are used in more applications than ever. Everyday, consumers; businesses and industry; and local, State, and Federal Government agencies generate these recyclable wastes at a phenomenal rate. Applications vary widely from power tools to electric vehicles, laptops to cell phones, buoys, rockets, torpedoes, tanks, flashlights, transponders, remote signals, and hundreds of other uses. The lithium battery is best suited in many cases due to its long life, high voltage, wide operating temperature range, and lightweight. In other cases the current carrying capabilities of nickel based batteries or the inexpensive dependability of lead acid batteries make them better suited for certain applications. Of course the most wide spread type of battery used by consumers are alkaline batteries. In addition to the high usage of non-rechargeable batteries, the widespread development and scale-up of the rechargeable nickel metal-hydride and lithium ion/polymer batteries within the past five years is certainly one of the biggest battery advancements in history.
There are, however, disadvantages associated with any specific type of battery beyond its useful life. Many scenarios can lead to fires, injury, release of toxic gasses, or contribute to the contamination of our soil, water and air. For these reasons most used batteries are a regulated waste and must be disposed of according to strict EPA requirements. Toxco Inc. recycles all types of batteries. We are the only company in the world that can recover lithium from any size or type of lithium battery. Toxco is also unique because we can recycle alkaline batteries recovering zinc and manganese. In addition to recycling lithium and alkaline batteries Toxco can now also recycle nickel cadmium, nickel metal-hydride, mercury, lead, and many other types of batteries. In addition to our emphasis on battery recycling Toxco also recycles metals, precious metals (including gold, platinum, silver, palladium, and others), portable electronics, lithium metal, and other lithium containing compounds. Through certified recycling, Toxco reduces amounts of hazardous waste, recovering marketable products, while conserving natural resources.
Established in May 1984, Toxco is now one of the world leaders in battery recycling. With facilities in British Columbia, California, Ohio, and Tennessee, Toxco recycles millions of pounds of all types of batteries, electronics, and metals per year.
Toxco collects, consolidates, stores, and recycles batteries of all types and chemistries. These batteries range in size from tiny button-sized batteries to the largest batteries ever designed. The United States Government has approved Toxco’s battery recycling processes for use and we offer a unique Government Services Administration (GSA) contract with fixed pricing for the recycling of 15 types of commonly used Government batteries. Toxco’s recycling processes are a recognized solution to hazardous waste disposal. Our numerous customers include consumers, battery manufacturers, the United States Government, industrial battery users, waste brokers, and the electric vehicle industry.