Consumer Safety Message
Below is a video that demonstrates the required battery packaging and shipping guidelines.
DOT Shipping Guidelines
The Customer shall be solely responsible for complying with all Department of Transportation (“DOT”) regulations, including, without limitation 49 CFR 173 (regarding shipment lithium batteries), the Occupational Safety and Health Administration Hazard Communication Standard and any other federal, state and local laws and regulations relating to the packaging, labeling, manifesting and transportation of the batteries to MCT’s facility.
The batteries shall be shipped in containers of DOT approved 55 gallon size, made of a material compatible with the batteries contained therein. Such containers are to be banded together, four drums to a pallet. Pallets are to be 44″ x 44″ square, 4 way entry, constructed out of rough oak or hardwood having 3/4″ to 1″ thick tops and bottoms with 2″ x 4″ stringers. DOT approved duty rated plastic pallets are satisfactory.
All shipping containers shall be labeled to indicate the hazardous nature of the contents, where applicable, as well as the waste code or waste type. The Customer’s failure to comply with Federal, state or local laws and regulations relating to the packaging, labeling, manifesting and transportation of the batteries to MCT’s facility can result in an explosion and a fire, either in transportation or at the receiving facility.