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RE: Lead Acid Battery Disposal

At 200 batteries a month one has to ask the question why are they going 
bad?  I would question how good the batteries are in the first place and 
also look into how they are used and maintained.  There are several vendors 
of recharges using trickle and/or pulse charging to extend battery life. 
 Look into the use/cycling of the battery, by changing operating cycles 
they could extend the life.  Do they test the battery, or assume that every 
X months they need to be replaced?

Hopefully this is useful and P2Tech isn't seen as the preachings of 
disciples of Bob Pojasek

Rick Grote, Ph.D.
Solid & Hazardous Waste Education Center, SHWEC
Wisconsin Manufacturing Extension Partnership, WMEP
610 Langdon Street, Room 530, Madison, WI 53703-1195
Phone:(608) 265-3055     FAX:(608) 262-6250
e-mail: grote@engr.wisc.edu

-----Original Message-----
Sent:	Wednesday, August 20, 1997 1:12 PM
To:	p2tech@great-lakes.net
Subject:	Lead Acid Battery Disposal

Working with an alarm company that generates about 200 lead acid
batteries per month.  The 12 volt batteries are about 4" inch square and
are 4 or 7 amp.  I'm trying some waste exchanges, but thought I'd post in
case anyone had any ideas.  Thanks.

Jeffery Halsey
Broward County Department of Natural Resource Protection
218 SW 1st Avenue
Ft. Lauderdale, Florida  33301