"We recently purchased 4 AED batteries. We also sent the old ones back for recycling. The whole process was smooth and efficient."
-Dave Kenyon, Onondaga County Department of Water Environment Protection
Participate in our Sustainability Recycle Program
Recycle AEDs, AED batteries, and AED electrodes
Non-rechargeable AED batteries are considered hazardous material because they contain lithium sulfur dioxide. You can send us your batteries and we will recycle them for you free of charge.
AEDs contain electronic parts such as circuit boards. Pediatric AED electrodes utilize an attenuator to reduce the shock delivered. This attenuator contains a circuit board.
Adult AED electrodes are made of non-hazardous material and can be disposed of as normal waste.
To participate in this program, follow this simple 3-step process:
- Contact us to let us know what items you wish to recycle to receive an RMA (Return Merchandise Authorization). Although most recycling is at no cost, there is a processing fee for some items.
- Place your item in a shipping box with your RMA # on the outside of the box.
- Ship your item to Cardiac Life™ via the shipping service of your choice.
Through Cardiac Life's AED Recycle Program, you can be assured all AED items will be disposed of according to state and federal guidelines through an authorized recycling facility.
Note: Customers are responsible for all shipping material and costs involved with shipping items to Cardiac Life.