How are companies supposed to properly dispose of batteries found in electronics, computers, cell phones as well as monitoring devices for the health care industry? Is simply throwing them in the garbage an environmentally and appropriate way of getting rid of them? Although it may not seem like it is doing any damage outside of your facility, disposing of batteries incorrectly can do an abundance of damage to the outside world.
Batteries contain metals, lead and acids that are toxic and must be disposed of in a place other than a municipal or commercial landfill. When these batteries are put in a landfill, they infuse into the soil. When this happens, it automatically releases numerous toxins in the air. If this soil is used for edible plants or grass, this could severely affect humans and animals. Most people do not realize the overwhelming consequences that could come by simply disposing of their batteries the wrong way.
In some states, it is illegal to dispose of batteries in your trash. Instead of relying on local drop offs for your used batteries, let a knowledgeable company like ours take care of them. We are highly trained in correct battery disposal to ensure it is being done in a way that is safe for people, animals, and the environment. IF you have questions or concerns about how your company is disposing of their batteries, give us a call to discuss how we can be your medical waste providers.