Tripp Lite recommends you recycle old UPS systems and batteries
to support a cleaner, more sustainable environment.
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:
You can go to Earth911.com to find where you can recycle batteries in your area:
On the Earth911.com site you will find nearby locations for many national chains including:
- Best Buy
- Office Depot
- Advanced Auto
- Firestone Complete Auto Care
- Home Depot
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 Brian 630.778.7776 1212 E 6th St.
Sandwich IL 60548
Fortune Plastic & Metal Rudy 402.333.1774 529 I Circle
Omaha, NE 68137
Fortune Plastic & Metal Alex 214.943.7011 3333 E. Kiest Blvd.
Dallas TX 75203
SOUTH Fortune Plastic Young 401.626.6553 4950 Quality Dr.
Fredericksburg VA 22408
Fortune Plastic & Metal Estera 813.914.9840 8751 Maislin Drive
Tampa FL 33637
Fortune Plastic & Metal Steve 956.928.0205 9201 Seguin Drive
Parr TX 78577
EAST Fortune Metal Dennis 401.725.9100 2 Crow Point Rd.
Lincoln RI 02865
Fortune Plastic & Metal Cheng or Henry 201.333.3339 20 Carbon Place
Jersey City NJ 07305
Fortune Plastic & Metal Simon or Peter 732.381.3355 Leesvill Avenue
Rahway NJ 07065
Fortune Plastic Danny 718.389.3000 55 Provost Street
Brooklyn NJ 12222
Fortune Metal Rick Gates 678-289-2323 2517 Highway 42 North
McDonough GA 30253
MOUNTAIN STATES Fortune Plastic & Metal Francis 303.307.1569 13105 E. 38th Ave. Unit 4
Denver CO 80239
Fortune Plastic & Metal Jose Galindo 915.791.0007 1119 Pendale Road
El Paso TX 79907
Fortune Plastic & Metal Luis 602.272.0917 1010 N. 22nd Avenue
Phoenix AZ 85009
WEST Fortune Plastic Diego 503.668.0400 37750 Freightway Lane
Sandi OR 97055
Fortune Metal Christy Leyva 661.387.1100 19421 Quin Rd.
Bakersfield CA 93308
Fortune Plastic & Metal Gary 310.366.7888 12234 Florence Avenue
Santa Fe Springs CA 90670
Lithium Battery Disposal
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.
- If possible, ship the UPS system or battery using its original packaging.
- If the original packaging is no longer available, have a FedEx or UPS professional package the product for you.
- 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.
- If shipping a UPS, make sure the internal batteries are secure inside the unit.
- 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.