The Big Green Box requires the shipment of Non-Spillable Lead batteries pursuant to D.O.T. SP-16474. The Following summarizes the applicable requirements of those shipping regulations:
- Insulation: Lead batteries must be insulated pursuant to Section 2 above on Proper Insulation.
- Non-Spillable: Lead Acid batteries may only be shipped in the Big Green Box if they are designated “non-spillable” (i.e. battery acid will not leak from a crack in the casing). Such batteries are typically marked “non-spillable.” Contact the battery manufacturer if type is unknown.
- Marking: The container must be marked “Used Batteries for Recycling or Disposal: May Contain Lithium (ion and/or metal) and Non-spillable Batteries. FOR HIGHWAY OR RAIL FREIGHT ONLY- FORBIDDEN FOR TRANSPORTATION BY VESSEL OR AIRCRAFT. This is printed on top of every Big Green Box.