Large, flooded cell batteries, lead acid, vented rechargeable
- Common Uses: Forklifts, industrial machinery, motive power
Medium to large, flooded cell batteries, typically lead acid, vented, rechargeable
- Common Uses: Un-interruptible Power Systems, Stationary power
Dry Cell Batteries
Most small, round “button-cell” type batteries found in items such as watches and hearing aids contain mercury, silver, cadmium, lithium, or other heavy metals as their main component. Button cells are increasingly targeted for recycling because of the value of recoverable materials, their small size, and their easy handling relative to other battery types.
Nickel-cadmium (Ni-CD), nickel metal hydride, lithium ion, and small-sealed lead.