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How do I recycle APC batteries in the US and Canada?

Published date: 28 May 2020


How do I recycle APC batteries in the US and Canada?
Product Line:

Smart-UPS, Back-UPS


All models, All Serial Numbers


​Schneider Electric is committed to safeguarding our planet. Because batteries contain hazardous materials they must be disposed of properly.


For Smart-UPS and Back-UPS batteries:
Every official APC RBC that weighs less than 150lbs  includes instructions on how to print a prepaid return label for your used battery cartridge. Pack the used battery in the packaging from the replacement battery cartridge and affix the return label. Once we receive your used battery we will recycle it free of charge. If you need a duplicate return tag please contact the Customer Care Center for assistance.

For 3-Phase batteries:
When Schneider Electric performs a battery replacement service, recycling is built in and we will take batteries off site. However, if batteries are purchased elsewhere and replaced by customer it is their responsibility to recycle them. Customer may choose to recycle batteries at a metal recycling center or drop batteries off at a Battery store such as Batteries Plus, Interstate Batteries, etc. 

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