How do you properly dispose of your gas monitors?

Stephanie Sousa Updated by Stephanie Sousa

Gas monitors contain lithium batteries that cannot be mixed with solid waste streams as some jobsite waste can. Lithium batteries can cause fires at regular waste management and recycling facilities, and as a result, are considered hazardous waste. This is especially true if the battery in question is incompletely discharged, which they sometimes can be even if the device they’re in appears to stop working. Specialized recyclers or hazardous materials handlers are equipped with the equipment and knowledge to properly recycle lithium batteries, which means that you’ll need to take your old gas monitors to a qualified facility.

When you go to recycle your gas monitors, the monitors need to be dismantled and the lithium batteries removed. You can dispose of all gas monitors at your local E-Waste recycler; the batteries must be disposed of separately at a qualified facility. If you don’t have an E-Waste recycler nearby or you just want to send your monitors off, PK Safety customers can mail us their retired units for proper disposal. If you have any questions feel free to give us a call at 800.829.9580.

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