Lithium Battery Webinar Series: Overview of Lithium Batteries, Their Uses, and Recycling

Tuesday, May 18, 2021
1:00 pm to 2:30 pm EDT


Lithium Battery Webinar Series: Recycling & Fire Prevention at Waste Hauler, Storage, & Processing Facilities

Webinar: Overview of Lithium Batteries, Their Uses, & Recycling  

Safely managing used lithium batteries has become a significant challenge for the waste industry.  NERC & NEWMOA are jointly offering a free two-part webinar series to help participants understand the different battery types, their uses, recycling opportunities, and safe handling & management at end-of-life. The Solid Waste Association of North America (SWANA) New England Chapters, MassRecycle, & the Northeast Resource Recovery Association (NRRA) have partnered with NEWMOA & NERC to plan these webinars. 


  • George Kerchner, The Rechargeable Battery Association (PRBA): A 30 Year Evolution of Lithium Battery Applications, Chemistries, & Form Factors
    • Types of lithium batteries & chemistries
    • Uses of batteries
    • Advantages & disadvantages
    • Fire code for storage
  • Eric Fredrickson, Call2Recycle: Lithium-Ion Battery Recycling, Challenges & Opportunities
    • Call2Recycle
    • Battery recycling
    • Education & outreach – consumers & organizations
  • Kirk Sander, National Waste & Recycling Association (NWRA): NWRA/ISRI/SWANA Managing Lithium Batteries Recommended Practices
    • Best management practices for solid waste, recycling, & hauling to avoid fires
    • Fire safety – containing fires & OSHA regulations