See: safety and compliance at Call2Recycle.org
Law: US Code (Search for Title 49, Subtitle III, Chapter 51: Transportation of Hazardous Materials)
Regulations: US Code of Federal Regulations (Search for Title 49, Subtitle B, Chapter I, Subchapter C, Part 172, Subpart B, Sections 172.102: Special provisions, 173.159:Batteries, wet, 173.159a: Exceptions for non-spillable batteries, 173.185 Lithium cells and batteries, 173.189: Batteries containing sodium or cells containing sodium, 173.213: Non-bulk packagings for solid hazardous materials in Packing Group III)
Summary: There are a series of specific regulations and special provisions in the Federal Hazardous Materials Transportation Law to detail the requirements that apply to ground shipments of batteries for recycling or disposal, and shipments of batteries from battery manufacturers, equipment manufacturers, distributors and retail sales outlets. The regulations detail packaging, labeling, special handling, and transportation requirements to contain the chemicals or other materials contained in batteries, and the electrical potential of batteries.
The hazardous materials regulations (HMR) are regularly updated to stay consistent with international and other standards.
federal hazardous materials transportation law
federal hazardous waste management regulations
ny state auto battery regulations
ny state mercury-added consumer product law
back to top | back to toxics