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Tips on Recycling Car Batteries

Tips on Recycling Car Batteries

Since automotive batteries have the greatest recycling rate of all products, consumers should understand proper recycling techniques. First and foremost, do not put automotive batteries with other household recyclables in curbside bins. There are several options for recycling car batteries.

Proper Disposal

There are a few ways to properly dispose of car batteries.

  • Automotive batteries can be dropped off at recycling centers that accept scrap car batteries.
  • Many automotive repair shops accept dead car batteries. However, double check that they do recycle them, even if your state requires automotive batteries to be recycled.
  • The AAA Great Battery Round Up is also a perfect time to get rid of old batteries. Usually held in correspondence with Earth Day, AAA offices around the U.S. set up collection sites for dead car batteries and perform free automobile battery checks. The batteries are taken to be recycled into new batteries; some of the revenue AAA earns from recycling these batteries is given to environmental groups.

Be Careful with Car Batteries

When handling dead batteries, be sure to wear gloves and safety glasses. If you are transporting the batteries to be recycled, place the battery upright in a secure, water tight container that will not tip over; this is especially important if the battery is leaking.

Here are a few ways to extend the life of your car battery:

  • When storing your car for long periods of time (weeks or months), disconnect the battery to prevent discharging.
  • Check the water level in the battery every few months; it should just be touching the bottom of the refill hole.
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