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Choosing the right box

Big Green Box has an array of products to meet all of your do-it-yourself recycling needs.

Regardless of the battery chemistry or device you’re recycling at home, at work, or in the classroom, Big Green Box has a safe, affordable option for you.
Small, light, and crucial to daily living, consumer batteries are used in almost every aspect of daily living. The types of consumer batteries available are as  diverse as their applications and uses. Alkaline, Nickel Cadmium, Nickel-Metal Hydride, Lead Acid, Lithium Ion and Primary Lithium.  Each battery type has unique properties, which require unique safety measures and recycling processes.

Only Big Green Box can handle them all. Responsibly. Safely.
 

Household Batteries

 
 

The Big Green Box "Original" and Big Green Box "Mini"

Perfect for all of your everyday household batteries and small portable electronics, preferred by businesses large and small, municipalities, campus use and government agencies. 

   

Whether you’re at home or at work, our Big Green Box program is the affordable and safe option for recycling all your household batteries. Big Green Box is perfect for commercial use, businesses and government agencies and institutions. At home, you may prefer Big Green Box Mini!

Big Green Box offers certified recycling for all batteries commonly used around the home and office. Perfect for alkaline batteries from your remote control or wireless mouse, rechargeable laptop or cell phone batteries or even your old power tool batteries. See Acceptable Materials below.

Whether you’re recycling everyday batteries  for residential, commercial or government use, each Big Green Box includes all the supplies, permits and instructions you need to compliantly and safely ship your batteries for recycling, including:

  • UN approved fully assembled recycling container with attractive countertop display.
  • D.O.T. Special Permit 16474
  • All outbound and return shipping fees
  • Easy to follow packaging/shipping instructions 
  • Recycling fees for up to 43 lbs. of batteries (Big Green Box "Original") or 10 lbs. of batteries (Big Green Box "Mini"). Refer to exact package size & capacity guidelines for each package.
  • 100 baggies (Big Green Box “Original”) or 1 roll of packing tape (Big Green Box “Mini”).
  • All required labeling/markings
  • Certificate of Acceptance & Recycling sent directly to your email
    Acceptable Materials
      *Customers recycling more than 10 lbs. of Lithium Metal (NonRechargeable/Single Use) Lithium Batteries MUST purchase a Lithium Metal Big Green Box
      Prohibited Materials
        Specifications

        For details on weight capacity and package dimensions, see specs for our Big Green Box "Original" and Big Green Box "Mini".

        Download Special Permit 16474

        Visit our downloadable documents page to download special permit 16474.

         

        We are the respected leader in
        recycling lithium metal batteries!

         

        We recycle your damaged and defective laptops and laptop batteries, as well as damaged
        and defective cellular phones and cell phone batteries, too! 

         
         

        The Lithium Big Green Box

        For generators of lithium metal batteries, this specially treated box offers safe, certified packaging and shipping you can depend on.

           

        For both residential and commercial use, Big Green Box is trusted and respected for recycling of all your lithium metal batteries. Nobody knows more about recycling Lithium Metal Batteries than Big Green Box and our recycling family of brands!

        Because Lithium Metal Batteries require unique knowledge and handling, we offer special packaging and certified recycling for non-rechargeable/single use lithium batteries widely used in both consumer electronics and industrial applications.  Lithium Metal Batteries are often used in many long-life, or otherwise critical devices such as medical devices, circuit boards, electronic water/gas meters and vehicle transponders

        Each Lithium Big Green Box includes all supplies needed to compliantly and safely ship your batteries for recycling which includes:

        • UN approved fully assembled recycling container with attractive countertop display.
        • D.O.T. Special Permit 16474
        • All outbound and return shipping fees
        • Easy to follow packaging/shipping instructions
        • Recycling fees for up to 43 lbs. of batteries
        • All required labeling/markings
        • 1 pack of 100 baggies
        • Certificate of Acceptance & Recycling sent directly to your email
        Acceptable Materials
        Portable Electronics (See FAQ to learn more)
        Prohibited Materials
        • Lithium cells (more than 5 grams of lithium content)
        • Lithium batteries (more than 25 grams of lithium content)
        • Batteries containing free-flowing electrolyte.
        • Low production run and prototype batteries.
        • Damaged, defective or recalled batteries (see options available for DDR cellphone/laptop batteries)
        See FAQ for more details
        Specifications
        • Box Weight Capacity: 43 lbs.
        • Box Dimensions: 12.0"X 11.0"L X 8.0"H
         

        Ask about our DDR program for damaged, defective, recalled batteries.

        We recycle your damaged and defective laptops and laptop batteries, as well as damaged and defective cellular phones and cell phone batteries, too!

        Big Green Box, a division of Retriev Technologies, is pleased to offer an easy-to use and compliant recycling solution for damaged, defective & recalled lithium batteries and devices that contain them. Our DDR recycling kits can be used to ship damaged batteries from your home, office, product recalls, customer or warranty returns. We have a recycling solution for everyone.

        Damaged, defective and recalled batteries (DDR) are a hazardous waste, which in most cases means you must ship your batteries as a fully regulated class 9 shipments. When shipping batteries fully regulated, you would be required to complete hazmat training, complete complicated paperwork, worry about using the correct DOT labeling. purchase expensive UN rated shipping containers. 

        When using The Big Green Box DDR recycling program, we’ve taken care of all those issues for you. Customers ship under DOT Special Permit 20432, which lets you ship your damaged, defective or recalled batteries or devices as accepted shipments. This means:

        • No hazmat training required
        • No hazmat shipping paperwork to complete
        • No hazmat labels to worry about

        Other benefits of using our DDR battery recycling include:

        • Package is non-toxic and completely recyclable.
        • No messy vermiculite beads or pellets needed.
        • No lids or overpacks to keep track of-just return your DDR container for safe recycling.

        Your batteries are safely and responsibly recycled at our fully permitted and approved Big Green Box recycling center.  While other companies consolidate and ship spent batteries to other organizations for recycling, and may not be able to control the entire process, at Big Green Box we ensure that every step of your recycling process is approved, safe, reliable, environmentally friendly.  Our parent company, Retriev Technologies, Inc is the global leader in battery recycling and management. That knowledge, expertise, accountability, commitment to excellence and the environment, helps to ensure that we are the safest most respected option for do it yourself recycling. 

        With our Big Green Box program, 

        1. Simply purchase a D.O.T. approved recycling kit
        2. Place your batteries inside the fire- retardant packaging
        3. Close it and hand it off to any UPS delivery driver!

         That’s all there is to it!! You won’t find an easier or more cost-effective way to recycle your damaged, defective or recalled batteries or devices.

        If you have large quantities of damaged, defective or recalled batteries or devices to recycle, or if you need additional information, please contact our customer service team at 1-877-461-2345 or email info@biggreenbox.com .

        Our hours of operation are Monday – Friday from 6:00 am – 2:00 pm EST. We observe all major holidays.

         

        DDR Cellphone Recycling - DDR single cellphone or cellphone battery recycling kit

         
           

        This D.O.T. approved recycling kit offers certified recycling for all damaged, defective or recalled cellphone or cellphone batteries. Each kit includes all supplies needed to compliantly and safely ship your batteries for recycling which includes:

        • D.O.T. UN approved fire- retardant recycling container
        • D.O.T Special Permit 20432
        • All outbound and return shipping fees
        • Recycling fees
        • All required shipping labels/markings
        • Easy to follow packaging instructions
        • Fire Retardant pouch to place your laptop battery inside of
        • Certificate of Acceptance & Recycling sent directly to your email
        • FAQ to know more
         

        DDR Laptop Recycling - DDR single laptop recycling kit

         
           

        This D.O.T. approved recycling kit offers certified recycling for all damaged, defective or recalled laptop battery. Each kit includes all supplies needed to compliantly and safely ship your battery for recycling which includes:

        • D.O.T. UN approved fire- retardant recycling container
        • D.O.T Special Permit 20432
        • All outbound and return shipping fees
        • Recycling fees
        • All required shipping labels/markings
        • Easy to follow packaging instructions
        • Fire Retardant pouch to place your laptop battery inside of
        • Certificate of Acceptance & Recycling sent directly to your email
        • FAQ to know more
         

        Ready to Get Started?

        Start recycling your batteries and old devices the easy and sustainable way.