On May 13, 1996, President Clinton signed into law the Mercury-Containing and Rechargeable Battery Management Act (the Battery Act). This booklet explains what this important law . It equips readers with the basics on the Battery Act and provides information on successful recycling programs for rechargeable batteries.
Waste batteries that are classified as hazardous waste can be collected under the streamlined collection standards for universal waste. These universal waste standards were created in an attempt to make it easier to collect the waste batteries and send them for recycling (or proper treatment and disposal). This web site provides a plain language explanation of the Universal Waste Rule as it applies to batteries.