American Medical Electronics
American Medical manufactures bone growth stimulators which use rechargeable Ni-Cd batteries. The stimulators are rented and returned to American Medical. When the batteries can no longer be used American Medical has had to dispose them in a regulated hazardous waste landfill in Louisiana. However, it found a company in Pennsylvania (INMETCO) that recycles the batteries. INMETCO is a TSD secondary metals reclamation facility that reclaims Ni, Cr, and Fe from hazardous and non-hazardous wastes. INMETCO can be contacted at (412) 758-9311.
The 12,500 pounds of Ni-Cd batteries a year that American Medical was disposing in a landfill are now being recycled.
Details of Reductions
Additional Information :
The cost to ship the batteries to INMETCO and have them recycled averages around $10,000 a year. The cost savings, in terms of reduced disposal costs is $35,000 a year.