JIS, Division of Jergens, Inc. represents over 300 of the industry's top suppliers to the workholding, metal cutting, and tool & die industry. A key to our success at helping customers excel in manufacturing is working in partnership wiht an elite group of core suppliers. As your partner in productivity, our goal is to find the best solution for your application. With the additional expertise of our suppliers, we  hav the insight needed to assist with your challenges. This month, we are featuring information on how to dispose different types of batteries.
Battery Recycling Guide
How many products do you interact with each day that are powered by batteries? Have you ever wondered what to do with them once you replace them?
Depending on the types of batteries you come into contact with, you may be missing an opportunity to recycle these items! Rayovac, one of our suppliers has provided a great amount of detail to help you learn about how to recycle batteries.

Primary/Single Use Batteries Rechargeable Device Batteries
Lead Acid Batteries
Primary/single-use alkaline batteries should be disposed of in the regular trash once they wear out. Alkaline, lithium, silver oxide, zinc-air, zinc-carbon, and zinc-chloride, commonly known as AA, AAA, 9V, D-cell, and button cell are all types of primary batteries. They are classified by the federal government as non-hazardous waste. Alkaline batteries are composed primarily of common metals (steel, zinc and manganese) and do not pose a health or environmental risk during normal use or disposal. Primary/single-use batteries are most commonly used in “lowdrain devices”, such as flashlights, clocks, watches, remote controls and smoke detectors.

JIS is currently offering special pricing on a select group of Rayovac primary/single-use batteries! 
View our promotional page for more information. 
Promotion only valid until January 31, 2018.

Rechargeable device batteries can be recycled for free through local Call2Recycle drop boxes, found in retail stores such as the Apple Store, Best Buy, Home Depot, Lowe's Home Improvement, Sears Hardware, tool repair shops and local hardware stores. The drop boxes accept Ni-MH (Nickel Metal Hydride), Ni-Cd (Nickel Cadmium) and Li-ion (Lithium Ion) batteries. Search with your zip code to find a location near you.

Lead acid batteries contain lead and sulfuric acid and are used as a source of power. They are mainly used in vehicles. Ohio law prohibits the disposal of lead acid batteries in landfills. The law also requires wholesalers and retailers of lead acid batteries to take your old battery for recycling when you buy a new one. Batteries that are covered by the law include batteries used in vehicles, motorcycles, wheelchairs, boats or other forms of motive power.

To find a battery recycling location near you, go to www.call2recycle.org.

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About JIS;
JIS, Division of Jergens, Inc. is Ohio's largest, most technical industrial distributor of industrial products, representing over 300 of the top manufacturers in the United States. With experienced staff at multiple locations, JIS is able to fully support a variety of applications for customers across the country. JIS is a Premier Autocrib distributor, creating a custom vending solution. The company's website offers online ordering capabilities to customers nationwide. JIS is a division of Jergens, Inc., the leading manufacturer of standard tooling components, fasteners, hoist rings, vises and other work holding equipment.