News & Updates


Special care must be taken when handling hazardous batteries. Since most spills occur during transportation, proper packaging of material is key.  When Junkbat is called on to recycle batteries for utility companies, we must often also prepare the batteries in the plant or warehouse, which frequently means meeting rigorous requirements just to enter the facility.

Companies such as Duke Energy and Dominion Energy have strict requirements to be allowed inside their facilities. Contractors must present an acceptable OSHA score and Workers Compensation rating. Junkbat has had zero reportable workplace incidences and workers comp claims to date. We maintain our exemplary ratings by wearing proper safety gear and following strict safety precautions at all times. All of our staff are properly educated on handling hazmat batteries and what to do in case of emergency contact with sulfuric acid in the eyes or nostrils.


If you have made it to our site, chances are you are looking for the best way to recycle your Telecom batteries. Junkbat has been an industry leader in lead-acid battery recycling since 2017. We have helped customers all across Virginia and the Carolinas find a home for over 10 million pounds of scrap batteries.

Here at Junkbat, we make it our mission to keep the recycling process both easy and profitable. Our highly professional & knowledgeable staff will personally come to your company and pick up all of your batteries for recycling. Every one of our employees have been trained on how to properly stack, wrap, and load all batteries safely and securely in accordance with all state and federal laws/regulations. For jobs big or small, we have trucks of all sizes to accommodate your needs.



Battery backup systems are integral to the uninterrupted operation of factories, warehouses, schools, hospitals and many other types of buildings, where discontinuation of power, even for a short period of time, could have dire consequences. In most industrial and commercial buildings, large banks of batteries are kept on standby to provide fail-safe service when main power fails. It is recommended that batteries be replaced every 3-5 years, long before they run the risk of failure. UPS service companies provide routine maintenance, as well as assess the health of a battery backup system and coordinate system replacement parts.

Junkbat assists Uninterrupted Power Supply (UPS) maintenance and repair companies with the responsible disposal of scrap batteries. UPS service companies must be able to provide their customers peace of mind, that batteries removed from their systems will reach end of life at an EPA certified smelter. We offer certificates of recycling (aka death certificate, proof of disposal) upon request.



Numerous businesses and industries across America are feeling the ravaging effects of the coronavirus. Industries critical to America’s infrastructure such as servers, data centers, battery backup systems and telecommunications, have seen staff reduction and/or partial or full quarantine. Smelters in quarantined states have shut down operations indefinitely and exports are limited, if not halted completely, at some ports. Commodity prices have seen great volatility in recent weeks and continue to slide downward.

SWANA, the Solid Waste Association of North America, has urged elected officials and leaders such as US Governors and Mayors to consider solid waste collection, processing and disposal as an essential public service exempt from local and state-wide coronavirus quarantines. FEAD, the European Federation of Waste Management and Environmental Services, has called on it’s member countries to recognize the importance of recycling and waste management for the economy during the coronavirus pandemic. Both organizations stressed that the proper usage of equipment, safety materials and procedures throughout this time is paramount.



Welcome to the new site! Junkbat 2.0 has been redesigned from the ground up to include an entirely new layout, content, and features. Our goal is to design a new site that provides an overall better user experience, laying out everything you need to know about us and how to get in touch, in a clear and accessible way.

We acknowledge that there are some aspects of the site that require refinement and we will continue to improve upon them in the upcoming months. We appreciate your patience with us during this process.