Tripp Lite
1111 W. 35th Street
Chicago, IL 60609
1 773.869.1774
1 773.869.1329
presaleshelp@tripplite.com

UPS & Battery Recycling

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Tripp Lite recommends you recycle old UPS systems and batteries
to support a cleaner, more sustainable environment.

  1. You can bring your battery to your nearest Batteries Plus location. They will recycle any battery.
    You can follow this link to find the nearest Batteries Plus location:
    http://www.batteriesplus.com/t-storeloc.aspx

  2. You can go to Earth911.com to find where you can recycle batteries in your area:
    http://search.earth911.com/

    On the Earth911.com site you will find nearby locations for many national chains including:

    • Best Buy
    • Staples
    • Office Depot
    • Advanced Auto
    • AutoZone
    • Firestone Complete Auto Care
    • IKEA
    • Home Depot
    • Lowe's
  3. Or you can ship your old UPS systems and batteries to the nearest Fortune Metal location listed below, and we'll ensure they'll be properly recycled. Please review our shipping instructions below.

    Fortune Metal Facility Contact Name Phone Number Shipping Address
    MIDWEST
    Fortune MetalBrian630.778.77761212 E 6th St.
    Sandwich IL 60548
    Fortune Plastic & MetalRudy402.333.1774529 I Circle
    Omaha, NE 68137
    Fortune Plastic & MetalAlex214.943.70113333 E. Kiest Blvd.
    Dallas TX 75203
    SOUTH
    Fortune PlasticYoung401.626.65534950 Quality Dr.
    Fredericksburg VA 22408
    Fortune Plastic & MetalEstera813.914.98408751 Maislin Drive
    Tampa FL 33637
    Fortune Plastic & MetalSteve956.928.02059201 Seguin Drive
    Parr TX 78577
    EAST
    Fortune MetalDennis401.725.91002 Crow Point Rd.
    Lincoln RI 02865
    Fortune Plastic & MetalCheng or Henry201.333.333920 Carbon Place
    Jersey City NJ 07305
    Fortune Plastic & MetalSimon or Peter732.381.3355Leesvill Avenue
    Rahway NJ 07065
    Fortune PlasticDanny718.389.300055 Provost Street
    Brooklyn NJ 12222
    Fortune MetalRick Gates678-289-23232517 Highway 42 North
    McDonough GA 30253
    MOUNTAIN STATES
    Fortune Plastic & MetalFrancis303.307.156913105 E. 38th Ave. Unit 4
    Denver CO 80239
    Fortune Plastic & MetalJose Galindo915.791.00071119 Pendale Road
    El Paso TX 79907
    Fortune Plastic & MetalLuis602.272.09171010 N. 22nd Avenue
    Phoenix AZ 85009
    WEST
    Fortune PlasticDiego503.668.040037750 Freightway Lane
    Sandi OR 97055
    Fortune MetalChristy Leyva661.387.110019421 Quin Rd.
    Bakersfield CA 93308
    Fortune Plastic & MetalGary310.366.788812234 Florence Avenue
    Santa Fe Springs CA 90670

Lithium Battery Disposal

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The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) does not regulate the disposal of batteries in small quantities. Lithium batteries are currently disposed of after their use, because manufacturers are not currently collecting them for recycling. While there are no federal regulations for disposal of lithium batteries, individual states or localities can/may establish their own guidelines for battery disposal.

Please follow any/all local, county, regional or state guidelines for the disposal of lithium batteries.

Batteries should be in a discharged condition prior to their disposal. Please tape over the contacts with electrical tape to prevent contacts from accidentally coming together in any way.

Common Questions and Answers

Does your recycling program cover only Tripp Lite UPS systems and batteries?

No. We work with UPS systems and batteries from all manufacturers.


Can you provide specific shipping instructions?

If you must ship your UPS or battery to be recycled, here are some general guidelines.

  1. If possible, ship the UPS system or battery using its original packaging.
  2. If the original packaging is no longer available, have a FedEx or UPS professional package the product for you.
  3. If you pack the UPS system or battery yourself, make sure that the unit is protected against damage during shipment. Select a sturdy, crush-resistant shipping container, such as a heavy-duty corrugated carton. Use plastic bubble wrap and crumpled newspaper to ensure a snug fit inside the box. The UPS is properly packaged if it does not move when the box is shaken. Do not use Styrofoam packing beads.
  4. If shipping a UPS, make sure the internal batteries are secure inside the unit.
  5. If shipping an external battery or battery pack, make sure the loose battery terminals are taped.

Do you have safety guidelines for handling UPS systems and batteries?

Yes. Do not open your UPS for any reason except for battery replacement via the battery access panel. Batteries can present a risk of electrical shock and burns from high short-circuit currents. Observe proper precautions. Do not dispose of the batteries in a fire. Do not short or bridge the battery terminals with any object. Unplug and turn off the UPS before performing battery replacement. Use tools with insulated handles.


Would it be cheaper to just replace one or two of the batteries if my UPS has several batteries in it?

No. Multiple batteries in a UPS normally age and lose capacity at the same rate. While it may cost less money to replace just one battery, for practical purposes, the UPS will operate only as well as its worst battery allows. A new battery's operation will be compromised by the old battery's depleted capacity.


I have an external battery also connected to my UPS, can I replace the internal batteries and keep the external battery pack connected.

No. If you need to replace the internal batteries, replace the external battery pack or disconnect it and recycle it. For practical purposes, the UPS will operate only as well as its worst battery in the UPS suite. A new internal battery cartridge will be compromised by the old external battery pack's depleted capacity.


How can I contact Tripp Lite with questions about your recycling program?

You can call us at 1 773.869.1234 or email us, and a Support Representative will be glad to assist you.

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