Batteries | Material Safety


According to the EPA’s website, In 1196, The US Congress passed the Mercury-Containing and Rechargeable Battery Act these regulated batteries, the act requires the following:

  • Batteries must be easily removable from consumer products, to make it easier to recover them for recycling.
  • Battery labels must include the battery chemistry, the “three chasing arrows” symbol, and a phrase indicating that the user must recycle or dispose of the battery properly.
  • National uniformity in collection, storage, and transport of certain batteries.
  • Phase out the use of certain mercury-containing batteries.

There are no federal-level laws or regulations for the recycling of batteries for households and California is the only state that it is required, by law, to recycle your batteries. However, different states can have their own specific laws and regulations for battery recycling on both consumer and corporate levels.



Cleanlites feels great responsiblity to uphold a zero-landfill policy in regards to every piece of harmful waste we process in our facilities. With old electronics products being replaced by businesses and consumers at an all-time rate, the risk of landfill and environmental contamination have never been higher.

Want to learn more about Cleanlites’ recycling policies and protocols? Contact a team member today!



There is no federal legislature in place that mandates or regulates recycling of batteries for residential waste, and California is the only state that requires battery recycling by law. This does not stop Cleanlites from ensuring absolutely no waste from batteries ends up in landfills, we’re proud of our ability to keep batteries out of the environment.

Please check our knowledge base for more information.


Each Cleanlites Recycling facility is secure and staffed by vetted recycling experts. All of our recycling services come with necessary reporting and compliance reports for your records.

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