The Big Green Box

Battery Recycling Made Easy!

Frequently Asked Questions

What is The Big Green Box?

The Big Green Box is a nationwide program (excluding Hawaii and Alaska) that offers companies, consumers, municipalities, and other generators a low cost and easy way to recycle their batteries and portable electronic devices. The Big Green Box is an United Nations rated corrugated container that is 12"L X 11.5"W X 8"H and has a 43-pound weight capacity. Once The Big Green Box is purchased, all shipping, handling, and recycling fees are included. The Big Green Box includes a U.N. approved, pre-labeled container, pre-paid shipping to and from the recycling facility, and of course, all recycling fees. You simply buy it, fill it, seal it... That's it!

What can I put into The Big Green Box?

The Big Green Box is designed for batteries such as: Alkaline, Nickel Cadmium (NiCd), Nickel Metal-Hydride (NiMH), Lithium Ion (Li-Ion), Lithium Metal and other household batteries. You may also use The Big Green Box for small portable electronics such as cell phones, MP3 players, tablets, handheld power tools, and miniature laptops or computers.

Is it safe to ship batteries?

Yes. The Big Green Box meets U.S. Department of Transportation and United Nations packaging standards. With your order of The Big Green Box we provide packaging instructions that can be easily followed to ensure you package your batteries in a safe and legally compliant manner. In addition, we provide plastic bags for batteries to be placed into, which provides proper insulation for the batteries and prevents unintentional discharges or short-circuiting during transit.

How do we order The Big Green Box?

The Big Green Box can be ordered from this website by clicking the Products link in the Navigation Bar above. In addition, you can place an order with one of our friendly customer service representatives by calling 877-461-2345. The Big Green Box accepts all major credit cards both online and over the phone.

Do you accept purchase orders as a form of payment?

Yes, we will gladly accept purchase orders as an alternative to upfront payment with a credit card. However, We do require that customers first fill out and return our BGB Account Application. Completed Account Applications can be emailed to or faxed to (877) 354-7924.