If you don’t know the battery disposal and recycling regulations of your particular area, err on the safe side and recycle. According to the Environmental Protection Agency, you should always recycle used or dead batteries instead of tossing them in the trash. Some batteries contain cadmium, lead, mercury, nickel, or other heavy metals, making them candidates for hazardous waste collection. Fully discharged lithium batteries—9-volt, AA, button, C, and coin batteries—are not included in current hazardous waste regulations. However, if lithium batteries are not totally spent, there is a danger they will rupture or ignite if exposed to flame or excessive heat so recycle them.
We make compliance and recycling easy http://omnicel.com/battery-recycling/
To make compliance with environmental standards and government regulations easy for our customers, OmniCel will take back any battery we sell and recycle it as a service to our customers. We work with Battery Solutions, a company certified in Responsible Recycling and Recycling Industry Operating Standards and committed to keeping 100% of the batteries they collect out of landfills.
Contact us http://omnicel.com/contact/ to start recycling your OmniCel batteries.