The Call2Recycle program currently accepts only dry-cell batteries weighing under 11 pounds each. We do not accept any wet-cell batteries, as they are managed under different regulations and requirements. Wet-cell Nickel Cadmium (Ni-Cd) and wet-cell Small Sealed Lead (SSLA/Pb) are used for a number of applications in aviation (engine start, emergency power), electric utilities (turbine backup, power station and substation back-up), energy storage (wind and solar farms), cellphone towers (backup system for maintaining communications) and some industrial applications (oil and gas industry, marine, etc.).
To better illustrate what we are referring to when we say “wet-cell” , please see the images below of Ni-Cd and SSLA/Pb wet-cell batteries:
If you have any questions, please contact our Customer Service Team (877-723-1297).