At Static Power, lead-acid battery recycling is a crucial process for the responsible management of lead-acid batteries. These batteries are commonly used in uninterruptible power supply (UPS) systems and other applications. Lead acid batteries contain lead, lead dioxide, and sulfuric acid--hazardous materials if not properly handled and disposed of.
Recycling lead acid batteries is important for environmental protection, as lead is a very toxic, heavy metal that can lead to serious health and environmental issues if the material seeps into soil or water sources. Battery recycling is also significant for resource conservation. Reusing lead from old batteries can be environmentally significant because it reduces the need for new lead to be produced.
The process of recycling a lead acid battery includes collecting the battery; draining it of sulfuric acid; dismantling the components of the battery; smelting the battery in a high-temperature furnace, and then recycling it, typically through crushing and cleaning it, turning it into raw material once again.
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) requires that batteries of this nature are disposed of properly by a certified recycler, like Static Power.
Static Power can arrange your VRLA battery recycling from anywhere in the United States and will handle all VRLA batteries in an environmentally sound manner designed to comply with all applicable Federal and State laws and regulations. To this end, Static Power only sends batteries to fully-permitted secondary lead smelters that meet the highest environmental standards.