Car Battery Recycling

Recycling Process

Confused about how to recycle your old car or automotive batteries, quickly and painlessly? We’re here to make it as easy as possible, no matter how many car batteries (or other batteries) you have to recycle.

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Battery Usage

Battery Lifespan
1-3 Years



How to Package Car Batteries for Recycling

Recycling old car batteries and disposing of them properly can be a pain if you don’t have help.

There are multiple types of car battery, and depending on the type of car battery you have, the guidelines for recycling may differ. There are lead-acid, nickel-cadmium, and lithium-ion car batteries, each with different guidelines. 

But worry not! You can contact us to have an associate help you identify your battery. For more details, we have a comprehensive step-by-step guide to packaging your batteries here

We also provide detailed answers about all your battery recycling needs in our FAQ.

Next Day Pickup is Our Standard

Schedule Next Day Pickup Car Battery Recycling

There are a wide variety of laws and regulations regarding car battery disposal. The process might seem formidable. How are you supposed to deal with all of the ins and outs of recycling car batteries?

Luckily, you don’t have to. Battery Recyclers of America have the knowledge necessary to make sure your batteries are handled correctly and recycled properly. No need to fear—Battery Recyclers of America offers next-day pickup, even from commercial buildings! Our goal is to help you recycle your batteries as quickly and efficiently as possible, while still upholding the highest standards. 

Battery Recyclers of America have recycled millions of pounds of batteries. Offering services in all 50 states, you’re sure to find the recycling solutions you need, wherever you are. We use EPA-approved facilities and keep up with all the latest in standards and regulations, ensuring that your batteries are recycled safely.

That means that you can schedule your battery pickup for as soon as tomorrow, and get that particular project off your plate. There’s no need to worry about the details of battery recycling when you’re working with us; we do it so you don’t have to.

If you need car battery recycling, you need look no further than Battery Recyclers of America. We can offer the transportation and disposal services you require, with industry-leading next-day pickup and transportation services customized to your company’s needs.

At Battery Recyclers of America, our battery pickup and recycling services cover all the 50 states in the United States.

Don’t stress yourself about recycling your batteries, we can reach you anywhere you are and always comply with all laws and regulations.

Our world-class facilities are used in compliance with the EPA rules and regulations for battery recycling

We can handle all your battery recycling needs. No matter how many batteries you have, we can take them off your hands as soon as tomorrow.

Laws and Regulations for Automotive Battery Recycling

The “Battery Act” (The Mercury-Containing and Rechargeable Battery Management Act of 1996) was a major milestone in battery recycling. This law helped to ease the processes of recycling for consumers and businesses. Recycling used car batteries is a part of this law, so understanding the rules surrounding the process is important.

The battery recycling laws differ from state to state. Battery Council has a state-by-state breakdown of battery recycling laws to help you ensure that you’re doing everything right for your region.

Battery Recyclers of America offers battery recycling solutions for every circumstance, from the small-scale to the industrial. Ensuring that your batteries are recycled according to both state and federal regulations is a breeze when you enlist our services. 

We offer expert battery recycling that follows every rule. With Battery Recyclers of America, you can rest assured that all your battery-related waste is being safely recycled or disposed of.

Recycling Car Batteries Using Sustainable Practices

In all states except California, batteries such as AA, AAA, C, and D can be disposed of safely and without issue. Car batteries, however, require special recycling. This is in order to prevent the lead and other toxins that exist in car batteries from entering the environment around us.

The Environmental Protection Agency created the Universal Waste Regulation, which has been successful in establishing an improved recycling and disposal process for all spent batteries. This established best practices to keep our environment and our communities safe from the harm caused by battery toxins.

However, many recycling entities don’t adhere fully to these regulations, choosing instead to outsource their disposal. This saves these companies money, but by not complying with the EPA’s eco-friendly guidelines, they’re potentially introducing a lot of harmful chemicals into the environment.

When we recycle, however, we abide by each and every rule. By working with us, you can help to reduce the levels of environmental toxins in our communities. We even provide you with a recycling certificate certifying that all deposited materials have been appropriately recycled and the processes are compliant with EPA regulations.

Depending on the type of batteries you’re recycling, you may even qualify for compensation for doing what’s right for the planet. Not only are you doing what’s right, you’re being recognized for it. Who said being green can’t be fun?

For more information about sustainable car battery recycling, have a look at our page.

Properly Identifying Your Car Battery

Car batteries, also referred to as automotive batteries or SLI (starting-lighting-ignition) batteries, are rechargeable batteries that hold the responsibility of starting the vehicle’s engine and stabilizing electrical requirements to prevent dangerous voltage spikes. 

Most modern automotive batteries are a type of lead-acid battery. This is both the oldest and most popular variety of car battery.

Car batteries usually consist of six galvanic cells in a series circuit, with each cell containing lead plates for the anode and lead coated with lead dioxide for the cathode. This rechargeable battery works by reversing the chemical reaction after the battery has discharged. To do this, the lead sulfate reforms into lead dioxide, restoring the plates to their original condition to be ready for reuse.

There are two main types of lead acid car battery: the “wet cell” variety, and the “dry cell” variety. 

Wet cell lead acid batteries are identifiable by the cap they have on the top of them, which is used to top off the distilled water inside for maintenance purposes. A wet cell battery will also slosh around a little if you were to move it, due to the liquid inside.

Dry cell lead acid batteries don’t have any sort of filling port or cap, because they don’t require liquid components to be added for maintenance. 

Most of the batteries you find are going to be labeled, though, meaning you don’t have to know exactly what you’re looking for in order to identify them. If you need any help identifying your car battery for recycling, contact us for help from an associate.

How Long Do Car Batteries Last?

Car batteries aren’t designed to withstand being used until they’re completely empty. If a car battery is used to full discharge, its lifespan will be reduced. Typically, they last anywhere from two to six years.

Automotive batteries require maintenance and careful observation, as various things can cause them damage. Too much heat, for example, can cause corrosion. Another long-term problem that requires maintenance is that material from the battery plates will begin to wear down and accumulate at the bottom of the cells. This could cause short-circuiting to the lead plates.

If the time comes where your car battery experiences any problems like these and can no longer do the job, contact Battery Recyclers of America to order our next day pickup. Look at our page for more information on battery recycling today!

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