Tripp Lite
1111 W. 35th Street
Chicago, IL 60609
+1 (773) 869-1776
+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 Metal Midwest, LLCBrian Matza815-786-30671212 East 6th Street
    Sandwich, IL 60548
    Fortune Metal Midwest, LLCChris Matza402-333-177413529 I Circle
    Omaha, NE 68137
    Fortune Plastic & Metal Texas, LLCAlex Sun214-943-70113333 East Kiest Boulevard
    Dallas, TX 75203
    SOUTH
    Fortune Nanjing Jinze ( USA ) Inc.Nitzy Montanez540-371-05884950 Quality Drive
    Fredericksburg, VA. 22408
    Fortune Plastic & Metal, Inc.Estera Szyprowski813-914-98408751 Maislin Drive
    Tampa, FL 33637
    Fortune Ferrous, Inc.Steven Mckeag956-928-020520701 RL Ostos Road
    Brownsville, TX 78521
    EAST
    Fortune Metal, Inc. of RIDennis Dossantos401-725-91002 Crow Point Road
    Lincoln, RI 02865
    Fortune Plastic & Metal, Inc.Ping Cheng201-333-333920 Carbon Place
    Jersey City, NJ 07305
    Fortune Metal Recycling, Inc.Simon Wong732-381-3355900 Leesville Ave
    Rahway, NJ 07065
    Fortune Metal, Inc.Danny Lau718-389-3000239 India Street
    Brooklyn, NJ 12222
    Fortune Metal Midwest, LLCMark Matza770-892-13556970 Johneboro Road
    Morrow, GA 30260
    Fortune Metal Georgia, LLCRick Gates678-289-23232517 Highway 42 North
    McDonough, GA 30253
    MOUNTAIN STATES
    Fortune Metal Midwest, LLCChris Matza303-307-156913105 E. 38th Ave. Unit 4
    Denver,CO 80239
    Fortune Plastic & Metal Texas, LLCJose Guadalupe915-791-00071119 Pendale Road
    El Paso, TX 79907
    Fortune Metal Midwest, LLCChris Matza602-272-09171010 N. 22nd Avenue
    Phoenix, AZ 85009
    WEST
    Fortune Metal Midwest, LLCChris Matza503-668-040037750 Freightway Lane
    Sandy, OR 97055
    Fortune Metal, Inc.Mary Harris661-387-110019421 Quin Road
    Bakersfield, CA 93308
    Fortune Metal, Inc.Gary Kuang562-320-667612234 Florence Ave
    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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