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Prohibited Batteries

Big Green Box is committed to bringing recycling excellence and ethics to every home, office and school.

The following batteries are prohibited from being shipped in the Big Green Box:

  1. Batteries containing free-flowing electrolyte. For example, automotive and motorcycle batteries contain a highly acidic electrolyte, which may leak from the battery if shipped within the Big Green Box.
  2. Low production run and prototype batteries. Unless you work for a battery manufacturer or research laboratory, you probably don't have to worry about this category. Low production run and prototype batteries generally have not been put through the same rigorous testing as batteries sold to consumers, and therefore should be transported in specialized packaging.
  3. Li-Ion batteries with a marked rating over 300 watt-hours or Lithium Metal batteries over 25 grams of lithium content. If unknown, please see Battery Size Guidelines to determine whether lithium batteries may ship in a Big Green Box, If you are unsure whether your batteries fall into any of the above categories, call a customer service rep at 877-461-2345 or email

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