Maintaining Your Control
For disposal, batteries must be packaged and shipped in accordance with transportation
regulations, to a proper disposal site. The U S Department of Transportation authorizes
shipment of "Lithium batteries for disposal" by motor vehicle only in regulation 173. 1015
of CFR 49 (effective January 5, 1983). For additional information contact:
U S Department of Transportation
Research and Special Programs Administration
400 Seventh Street, S W
Washington, D C 20590
Although the Environmental Protection Agency at this time has no regulations specific to
lithium batteries, the material contained may be considered toxic, reactive, or corrosive.
The person disposing of the material is responsible for any hazard created in doing so.
State and local regulations may exist regarding the disposal of these materials.