Battery Disposal and Recycling
Monster Scooter Parts cannot over-state the vital importance of recycling your old scooter batteries. Perhaps it is an unfortunate drawback of living in our modern technology-driven society, but today every one of us generates more and more hazardous waste. Even the small AAA and button-batteries found in hearing aids and personal electronics like television remote controls add to an ever-increasing mountain of toxic trash. The average sealed lead acid (SLA) scooter battery weighs about 9.3 pounds; other than the plastic case, most of that weight is in the form of lead "cells" and sulfuric acid.
In order to prevent these very toxic items from polluting the environment, it is now required by law to recycle your batteries
. Beginning in 1996 with the Mercury-Containing and Rechargeable Battery Management Act (Public law 104-142), and further addressed by numerous laws in almost every US state and Canadian province, strict regulations govern the disposal of all battery types. The good news is that 97% of all old batteries are turned into new batteries, and this helps to keep the cost of new scooter batteries down.
Instead of allowing these hazardous materials to end up in the landfill --where the toxic soup of mercury, lead, and sulfuric acid will eventually leak into your community's water supply-- proper battery disposal is essential. Many areas (but unfortunately not all) have a local or municipal recycling center that will accept used batteries; however this is not always convenient for the user.Recycling Batteries at Monster Scooter Parts:
Monster Scooter Parts will accept used SLA scooter batteries from our customers as long as they are correctly packaged. The best container to use to ship your old recyclable batteries is the same shipping box that you received with your new batteries. You can even prepay the return shipping
when you purchase your new batteries. Additionally, we strongly recommend using the USPS Priority Flat Rate Box shipping method, as it is in our experience, the safest, most efficient, and cost effective way to send batteries.Click the underlined link below to use our pre-paid battery shipping option:Pre-paid battery shippingPackaging Instructions:
- Step 1: Carefully pack the batteries tightly and securely to prevent shifting inside the box.
- Step 2: Seal the box securely.
- Step 3: Label the outside of the box: "Non-Spillable Battery".
- Step 4: Ship the properly packaged and labeled batteries to our recycler's address below:
Monster Scooter Parts
ATTN: Battery Recycling
5045 Galley Rd
Colorado Springs, CO