Washing batteries has 2 by-products – a clean battery and dirty water. This waste water is full of Lead, Antimony, Arsenic, Sulfuric Acid, and other contaminates. The EPA mandates that since you are the generator of this waste, you have "Cradle-to-Grave" responsibility for this waste. There is no time limit. You are responsible forever.
How Do You Wash Your Forklift Batteries?
"Go Green" with Multi-Shifter's Wash/Recycle System
Multi-Shifter's Wash/Recycle System cleans your batteries and then removes all the dirt, heavy metals, sulfuric acid, and organic waste. The system is self-contained – no floor drain is needed. You start out with tap water and end up with pure water. No water has to be hauled away.
How do You Dispose of the Waste Water?
If you are dumping the water down the drain, you are in trouble. If you have a vendor washing your batteries and hauling off the water, you are still responsible. "Cradle-to-Grave" still applies. Dumping into lime pits does not address heavy metals such as Lead.
Multi-Shifter's Recycle System Takes Away Cradle-to-Grave Responsibility
Our system traps all the heavy metals in special media tanks. When the tanks are saturated, they are sent in to be flushed. This process cleans the tanks. The heavy metals are then sold back to the metals industry. Then you are issued a Certificate of Reclamation. This states that you have properly disposed of your waste by sending it back to a metals processor to be 100% recycled. This process takes away your "Cradle-to-Grave" liability. With Multi-Shifter you "Take Away the Grave". So, when the EPA comes calling you have documented proof of compliance.
Multi-Shifter Blue is "The New Green" In Battery Washing/Recycling