Are batteries classified as hazardous?
Lithium ion and lithium metal cells and batteries are listed as Class 9 Miscellaneous hazardous materials in the U.S. and international hazardous materials (dangerous goods) regulations and are subject to specific packaging, marking, labeling, and shipping paper requirements.
Are lead acid batteries considered universal waste?
Lead-acid batteries may be managed as “universal waste” under 40 CFR Part 273 or under the specific alternative standards of 40 CFR 266, Subpart G.
What type of batteries need to be treated as hazardous waste?
Many types of batteries regardless of size exhibit hazardous characteristics and are considered hazardous waste when they are discarded. These include common rechargeable and single use triple and double A size, C, D, button cell, and 9 Volt batteries.
Are batteries chemical waste?
Ordinary Batteries: Regular alkaline, manganese, and carbon-zinc batteries are not considered hazardous waste and can be disposed of with ordinary trash. Other common single use or rechargeable batteries such as lithium and button batteries are recyclable, but access to recycling may not be available in all locations.
What batteries are not universal waste?
Some batteries meet the above definition but are not universal wastes. These include spent lead-acid batteries that are being managed under the requirements of 40 CFR part 266 subpart G; batteries that are not waste because they have not been discarded; and batteries that are not hazardous waste.
What type of waste is lead or acid batteries?
All batteries are considered hazardous waste in California when they are discarded. This includes all batteries of sizes AAA, AA, C, D, button cell, 9 Volt, and all other alkaline batteries, both rechargeable and single use. Batteries fall into a separate category for hazardous waste called Universal Waste.