2. Recycling - GroundCast

Vaisala GroundCast Setup and Removal Guide

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These recycling instructions guide you on the end-of-life treatment of this Vaisala product. As waste regulations and infrastructure vary in each country, these instructions only indicate the different components to be separated and common ways to handle them. Always follow local requirements when disposing of the product. Vaisala encourages to use the best available recycling practices to minimize related environmental impacts.

Vaisala is committed to meeting the requirements of the EU Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE) Directive. This directive aims to minimize the impact of electrical and electronic goods on the environment, by increasing reuse and recycling, and reducing the amount of WEEE going to landfill. This symbol indicates that the product should be collected separately from other waste streams and treated appropriately.








Vaisala GroundCast is designed to function in rough conditions below the ground level. Due to the waterproof design of the device, the Li-SOCl2 batteries are not easily removable. Therefore, the device shall be recycled as hazardous battery waste in one piece.


Do not attempt to remove the batteries from the device as this may lead to serious injury or death due to high electrical voltage and/or energy.

The recycling of batteries must only be conducted by fully trained personnel of licensed recyclers.


The sensor contains a battery, which poses a fire, explosion, and severe burn hazard.

Do not crush, disassemble, heat above 100 °C (212 °F), or incinerate.

Recycle the device in accordance with local hazardous waste management practices and regulations.

# Description Material Recycling
1 Vaisala GroundCast Various, including lithium thionyl chloride battery Hazardous battery waste
2 Adjustment block Aluminum Metal waste
3 Device holder Aluminum and stainless steel Metal waste
4 Dummy block Polyxymethylene (POM) Plastic waste
5 Vaisala GroundCast removal tool Aluminum, stainless steel, and red brass (gunmetal) Metal waste