Federal regulations mandate that you properly dispose of batteries and other power-related equipment. That means it’s your responsibility to know where your UPS systems and batteries end up.

Federal Regulations

The Environmental Protection Agency implemented the Mercury-Containing and Rechargeable Battery Management Act (Battery Act) in 1996. The law is intended to encourage proper recycling of batteries to decrease the number of harmful toxins released into the environment.

Federal law requires companies to receive documented proper removal or recycling certifications for commercial UPS systems and batteries.

In addition to federal regulations, some states may have additional guidelines for companies to follow.

The EPA may require compliance or assess a civil fine of up to $10,000 for each violation of the labeling, easy removability, and Title II requirements of the Battery Act. If a violator fails to take corrective actions within the specified time, the EPA may assess an additional civil penalty of up to $10,000.

UPS Battery Disposal and Recycling

UPS batteries contain toxic chemicals that require them to be disposed of properly in compliance with the Battery Act, along with any state regulations that may apply.

At PowerIT, our team of trained engineers is capable of:

  • Proper Pick Up of Your UPS Systems and Batteries (On or Off Customer Premise) 
  • Proper Battery Removal and Proper Disposal of UPS Systems and Batteries
  • Proper Disposal and Recycling of UPS Systems and Batteries per State, HIPPA, EPA Standards and Regulations

Once PowerIT removes a battery, we then transport it to a recycling facility where the components are neutralized and safely disposed of, or recycled.

We also offer Certificates of Destruction (CODs), along with asset tagging, which lists all equipment disposed of for your record keeping.

UPS Removal and Replacement

With thousands of combined installations completed, PowerIT’s expertly trained technicians are also fully capable of replacing your UPS system and batteries. We offer:

At PowerIT, our team of trained engineers is capable of:

  • Certified installation, startup, test and tag of your systems
  • Delivery coordination with your staff and your building
  • Safe transportation by our team of professionals and handled with care
  • Same Day Delivery, Installation and Removal
  • 24/7 Emergency Delivery or Replacement

If you are seeking proper UPS system or battery disposal, contact a PowerIT representative for more information about our UPS disposal and replacement services.

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