This page contains resources related to NEMA-type dry batteries.
The Corporation for Battery Responsibility
Age of Batteries in the Waste Stream (June 2014)
Summary Report of Analyses of Mercury from Consumer Batteries in the Waste Stream (March 2011)
Potential "Free Riders" in the U.S. Battery Waste Stream (March 11, 2011)
Treatment of Batteries Within the Basel Convention
Best Practices for Household Battery Collection
Button Cell Battery Collection: Why it Does Not Make Sense
Some states and local communities have proposed collecting button cell batteries because the batteries contain mercury. This paper will discuss why such collection does not make sense. January 2003.
Battery Industry Standard Analytical Method
This is the agreed on industry standard for analyzing mercury, cadmium and lead in alkaline manganese batteries.
Household Batteries and the Environment
This 24-page brochure is designed to provide answers to frequently asked environmental questions about household batteries including battery contents, legislation and recycling. June 2002.
Sound Environmental Management of Spent Primary Batteries
This five-page document discusses waste management of consumer alkaline and zinc carbon batteries are sold in all popular sizes (AA, AAA, C, D and 9 volt) used to power many different consumer devices, such as flash lights, radios, beepers, cameras, clocks, and toys. November 2001.
Federal Battery Act
Ingestion & Safety
Transportation (Lithium Batteries)