000019281 - How to properly dispose of expired RSA SecurID hardware tokens

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Article Number000019281
Applies ToRSA Product Set:  SecurID
RSA Product/Service Type:  SecurID Hardware Token
RSA Version/Condition: SID800, SID700
IssueThis article provides information on how to properly dispose of  RSA SecurID hardware tokens that have expired or that are about to expire.
CauseAll RSA SecurID hardware tokens (that is, keyfobs, PINpad tokens and card tokens) expire. Their life ranges from 90 days to 5 years, depending on configuration when purchased and battery life. All hardware tokens contain lithium batteries and should be disposed of properly in accordance with local regulations.
ResolutionSend packages of expired tokens back to RSA marked : "Attention : Expired token disposal" to the following addresses:


North and South America



Other Locations

   174 Middlesex Turnpike
   Bedford, MA 01730
   Telephone: +1 (781) 515-5000
   Fax: +1 (781) 515-5170
RSA Ireland
   Bay 127
   Shannon Free Zone
   Shannon, County Clare, Ireland
   Telephone: +353 61 72 5100
   Fax: +353 61 72 5110

Refer to the RSA Statement on Safe use and Disposal of RSA SecurID Tokens for more information.  

Disposal of Used Batteries

Regulations and requirements for disposal of used batteries vary by country, state, and/or municipality. Additionally, these requirements vary depending on battery type. The EPA and Several U.S. states including Florida, Maryland, Minnesota, and New Jersey restrict disposal of rechargeable nickel cadmium and sealed lead acid batteries in municipal wastes. See the US Environmental Protection Agency website for more information. Note that some municipalities may also restrict disposal of Nickel Metal Hydride batteries. Although in most districts discharged lithium and lithium ion batteries can generally be disposed in normal trash, RSA suggests that when disposing of any quantity of devices containing batteries, users should contact their municipal waste disposal facility prior to discarding the device or used battery in normal trash.
The following abbreviations may be used to identify the batteries' chemistry:
Battery TypeSymbol/Abbreviation
Lead Acid BatteryPb
Lithium BatteryLi
Lithium Ion BatteryLi-Ion
Nickel Cadmium BatteryNi-Cd or Ni-Cad
Nickel Metal Hydride BatteryNi-MH or NiMH
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