Cirba Solutions

Telecommunication Battery Removal and Recycling

The telecommunication (telecom) industry is one of the fastest-growing industries in the world. Data and voice get transmitted over log distances, sometimes spanning regions, cities, and even countries in this industry. To assure the consistent performance of transmission systems, the players in this industry depend on various reliable telecom backup equipment. Locations are equipped with solid batteries to prevent downtimes. Typical applications for telecom batteries are PBX, fixed wireless and wire lines, central office, DSL, pole-mounted cabinets, fiber optic distribution, large cellular structures, and sites. Like any other electronic equipment, the batteries used in this equipment require regular repair, maintenance, and removal. A project manager handling these functions faces different challenges. These projects require planning and coordination between entities. Telecom battery removal and recycling services may vary based on the project. 

Features of Telecom Battery Removal and Recycling

First and foremost, compliance and safety should be at the forefront of any de-installations and maintenance projects. Therefore, it is critical to work with a partner that follows the highest standards of safety. 
When choosing a team or just quoting a project, keep the following in mind: 
  • Tailored Projects: Projects should be tailored to the specific project’s needs.  Partners should provide support for the simplest or very complex of projects.
  • Turnaround Time: Understanding the timeframe of a battery changeout is critical, especially when this is related to battery back-ups. For example, some projects require a 24-hour turnaround, while others may take months of planning. 
  • Certified Experts:  Teams should use licensed electricians, HazMat drivers, HazWoper experts, and more as the project requires. 
  • Recycling: With any battery de-installation, these units should be appropriately packaged and transported for recycling. Companies should include this in their offering when quoting the project. 
  • Damaged Batteries: If there are damaged batteries, it is crucial to have a team specializing in damaged batteries. From removal considerations, packaging and transport damaged batteries have special care needed.

Key Takeaways of Telecom Battery Removal and Recycling

Battery recycling or battery removal services have been perfected over the years. Focused on safety and quality, follow fully traceable documented processes, and ensure compliant recycling of your batteries. While all of the above is important, also keep in mind: 
  • Liability: Ensuring proper liability coverage of battery change-outs is crucial both during the transfer and during the transportation process. 
  • Traceability: Battery decommissioning and maintenance projects require full traceability. Many telecom companies want this traceability to minimize their liabilities in recycling projects. Knowing this, Battery Solutions assures high transparency to its clients in the telecom and electronics industry. Transparency also helps companies comply with the EPA’s Mercury-Containing and Rechargeable Battery Management Act of 1996 and Universal Waste Regulation. 

From telecommunications to the batteries at your office, take the time to evaluate your holistic battery recycling program. Focus on a project that is supportive, adaptable, and brings solutions. 

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