On April 16, 2011, a fire occurred at MCT’s 6 East Porter Street facility when a customer improperly shipped lithium batteries to MCT for recycling. MCT worked in close cooperation with the Cartersville Fire Department, Georgia’s Environmental Protection Division, and other agencies to quickly and safely extinguish the fire and assure the health and safety of the neighbors. Many consumers are not aware that shipping lithium batteries to recycling facilities without following the Department of Transportation shipping guidelines can result in an explosion and a fire, either during shipping or at the recycling facility.
In the year following the fire, MCT has diligently cleaned up the debris and contaminated soil from the 6 East Porter facility. Following the cleanup, MCT submitted a confirmatory sampling plan to the environmental regulatory agencies. This sampling plan will ensure that appropriate testing is done to make certain that contaminated soil has been removed from the property to the extent necessary to protect human health and the environment.
During this recovery, MCT has expanded its recycling capacity with the acquisition of a new receiving and shipping center that will triple its handling and recycling of electric vehicle (EV) batteries.
The new MCT site represents an important expansion and provides a significantly expanded complement to the original battery handling and recycling facilities located in Cartersville, Georgia. The 48,160 square foot building will enhance MCT’s ability to meet the growing demand for electric vehicle (EV) battery recycling. As new developments and innovations occur in the EV industry, there is an increased need for the conscientious recycling of outdated EV batteries. MCT’s new location showcases its place on the cutting edge of the battery recycling industry.
For more information:
Metal Conversion Technologies, LLC
1 E. Porter St., PO Box 1026
Cartersville, GA 30120
Phone: (678) 721-0022