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Recycling Batteries

Batteries should be recycled since they contain heavy metals such as mercury, lead, cadmium, and nickel, which can contaminate the environment when batteries are improperly disposed of. When incinerated, certain metals might be released into the air or can concentrate in the ash produced by the combustion process. People are using more and more household batteries. The average person owns about two button batteries, ten normal (A, AA, AAA, C, D, 9V, etc.) batteries, and throws out about eight household batteries per year. About three billion batteries are sold annually in the U.S. averaging about 32 per family or ten per person. A battery is an electrochemical device with the ability to convert chemical energy to electrical energy to provide power to electronic devices. Every computer has a small battery in it.

In landfills, heavy metals have the potential to leach slowly into soil, groundwater or surface water. Dry cell batteries contribute about 88 percent of the total mercury and 50 percent of the cadmium in the municipal solid waste stream. In the past, batteries accounted for nearly half of the mercury used in the United States and over half of the mercury and cadmium in the municipal solid waste stream. When burned, some heavy metals such as mercury may vaporize and escape into the air, and cadmium and lead may end up in the ash.


Different Batteries we recycle

Batteries We Recycle

  • Batteries
    • Alkaline
    • Carbon Zinc
    • Mercuric-Oxide
    • Lead Acid
    • Lithium Ion
    • Silver-Oxide
    • Zinc-Air
    • Lithium
    • Rechargable
  • Additional battery types accepted. Including Dry & Wet.

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ERSI Recycling specializes in the electronics recycling industry and has a concentration in computer recycling by using a process to properly recycle these computers in a safe, environmentally and socially responsible way. ERSI Recycling ensures that your data is destroyed through shredding or data erasure and these processes both meet HIPPA and DOD standards. ERSI Recycling provides these services in the Albany NY area and surrounding area such as but not limited to Troy, Schenectady, Amsterdam, Saratoga Springs, Clifton Park, Glens Falls, Catskill, Ravena, Binghamton, Oneonta, Schoharie, Kingston, Poughkeepsie, Westchester, Utica, Rome, Syracuse, Western Connecticut, Southern Vermont, Western Massachusetts like Lee and Pittsfield and other areas.