Battery Disposal

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BATTERY DISPOSAL GUIDELINES
The following are general guidelines concerning the proper disposal of Panasonic batteries in all 50 states. This applies to both consumers and non-consumers unless otherwise indicated.


Panasonic Battery RoHS Statement Panasonic EU Battery Directive Statement Nickel Cadmium

All Panasonic Nickel Cadmium batteries are classified by the federal government as a hazardous waste and must be recycled. These batteries are accepted for recycling by the Rechargeable Battery Recycling Corporation's (RBRC) Battery Recycling Program. Please call 1-800-8-BATTERY for information on recycling your used Nickel Cadmium battery or go to the RBRC website at www.rbrc.org for additional information.


Nickel Metal Hydride

BAll Panasonic Nickel Metal Hydride batteries are classified by the federal government as a non-hazardous waste and are safe for disposal in the normal municipal waste stream. Exception: California, which requires non-households to dispose of these batteries in accordance with the California Universal Waste Rules. These batteries, however, do contain recyclable materials and are accepted for recycling by the Rechargeable Battery Recycling Corporation's (RBRC) Battery Recycling Program. Please call 1-800-8-BATTERY for information on recycling your used Nickel Metal Hydride battery or go to the RBRC website at www.rbrc.org for additional information.

Sealed Lead Battery

This battery is fully recyclable and should be accepted at any location that accepts common automotive starter batteries. Examples of places that accept these batteries are: County or municipal recycling drop-off centers, scrap metal dealers, and retailers who sell automotive replacement lead acid starter batteries. Non-consumers can call 1-800-SAV-LEAD for assistance in recycling. Consumers can call 1-800-8-BATTERY for information on recycling your used Lead Acid battery or go to the RBRC website at www.rbrc.org for additional information.
** Note: The RBRC will only accept small lead acid batteries weighing less than 2 lbs (1 Kg)

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Alkaline

Since January 1992 all Panasonic Alkaline batteries are manufactured with "no mercury added". These batteries are classified by the federal government as non-hazardous waste and are safe for disposal in the normal municipal waste stream. Exception: California which requires all alkaline batteries to be disposed of in accordance with the California Universal Waste Rules.


Zinc-Carbon

Same as Alkaline, including exceptions.


Zinc-Air

Same as Alkaline, including exceptions.


Silver Oxide

All Panasonic Silver Oxide batteries contain silver and are considered to be a hazardous waste by the federal government. Non-Consumers must dispose of these batteries in full compliance with the hazardous waste rules. Consumers are covered by the Household exemption under RCRA which allows for these batteries to be disposed of into the municipal waste stream.


BR and CR Lithium

Safe for disposal in the municipal waste stream. Non-consumers should first fully discharge the battery prior to disposal. The CR Lithium primary coin cells contain Perchlorate over the limit specified by the state legislature of California and are therefore subject to requirements in the California Code of Regulations, title 22, division 4.5: Chapter 33 – Best Management Practices for Perchlorate Materials. http://www.dtsc.ca.gov/HazardousWaste/Perchlorate/
Product Regulatory Notification on Perchlorate in CR Lithium primary coin cell batteries Adobe Acrobat Icon


Lithium-Ion

All Panasonic Lithium Ion batteries are classified by the federal government as non-hazardous waste and are safe for disposal in the normal municipal waste stream. These batteries, however, do contain recyclable materials and are accepted for recycling by the Rechargeable Battery Recycling Corporation's (RBRC) Battery Recycling Program. Please call 1-800-8-BATTERY for information on recycling your used Lithium Ion battery or go to the RBRC website at www.rbrc.org for additional information.




For further information about the disposal of any Panasonic battery, please call 1-877-726-2228 (toll free) or e-mail us at oembatteries@us.panasonic.com.