Car Battery Recycling
How to Package Car Batteries for Recycling Pick-Up
Depending on the car battery type, such as whether they are lead-acid, nickel-cadmium, or lithium-ion, there are specific guidelines to follow in order to properly recycle them.
But don’t worry — for car batteries, we at Battery Recyclers of America provide white-glove services to palletize your batteries that adhere to federal DOT safety regulations.
For more details, we conveniently offer a comprehensive step-by-step guide to package your batteries here. For other types of batteries, we also provide detailed answers on our FAQ page regarding how to package different battery types.
If you’re unsure which type of car battery you have, feel free to contact us and one of our associates will help you identify it.
Schedule Next Day Pickup with Battery Recyclers of America
Battery Recyclers of America has the certified processes and custom solutions you need for your spent car batteries. We utilize EPA-approved facilities to ensure a safe and effective battery recycling process, and service all 50 states.
Another advantage we offer to all of our battery recycling clients is our next day pick-up services. When you contact us, we can arrange to have your spent batteries picked up the next day with our industry-leading pickup and transportation solutions which can be customized to fit your company’s unique needs. Our goal is to quickly remove and recycle your car batteries so you can focus on more important things.
With over 10 years of experience and millions of pounds of batteries recycled, you can rest assured that you’re working with a team of proven experts.
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Laws and Regulations on Recycling Car Batteries
The “Battery Act” (The Mercury-Containing and Rechargeable Battery Management Act of 1996) is a federal law that was created to enhance the process of recycling battery waste. Recycling your spent car batteries is a part of this law, so it is important to understand the rules surrounding the process.
Before you begin searching for professional battery recycling services, be sure to check out what your state’s laws are regarding battery recycling. BatteryCoucil.org has a breakdown of battery recycling laws by state.
Battery Recyclers of America provides expert battery recycling solutions that are certified and proven to follow both the federal law and your state’s laws. If you have spent batteries that you need to recycle, contact us today to utilize our next day pickup services, and join in on the positive contribution to make sure the materials in your batteries can be of further use.
Recycling Car Batteries Using Sustainable Practices
In all states except for California, you can safely dispose of household batteries, such as AA, AAA, C, and D. However, car batteries must be recycled.
To reduce harmful lead waste, the EPA (Environmental Protection Agency) created the Universal Waste Regulation which has been successful at establishing an improved recycling and disposal process for all spent batteries.
Most recycling entities do not adhere to the EPA’s Universal Waste Regulation and outsource their disposal, which is much cheaper than complying with the EPA’s eco-friendly regulation. When you work with us, we can guarantee that you will be using the absolute best recycling program that abides by these rules. Together, we can reduce the amount of dangerous chemicals that are released into the environment and protect our planet.
Whenever you recycle with us, we provide you with a recycling certificate as proof that all deposited materials have been appropriately recycled and the processes are compliant with EPA regulations.
Depending on the type of batteries you recycle with us, you may even qualify for compensation for doing your part to protect our planet. That’s the green way!
To learn more about our EPA-approved battery disposal process, click here.
Properly Identifying Your Car Battery
Car batteries are often referred to as automotive batteries or SLI (starting-lighting-ignition) batteries. These are rechargeable batteries that hold the responsibility of starting the vehicle’s engine and stabilizing electrical requirements to prevent dangerous voltage spikes. Many modern SLI batteries are a type of lead-acid 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.
How Long Do Car Batteries Last?
Car batteries are not built to be able to withstand full discharge, so if it does, the battery’s lifespan will be reduced. They also require a good amount of maintenance and a watchful eye, as there are some different scenarios that could damage the car battery.
One of the most common situations that cause damage is battery failure as a result of heat, which causes corrosion damage. This corrosion causes electrical resistance, which can prevent the car from starting. Dielectric grease is effective at preventing this from occurring.
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.
Car Battery Recycling Experts
Do you have spent car batteries that need to be removed? If so, get in touch with Battery Recyclers of America today for more information on how we can provide expert guidance and solutions to help you with your battery waste. We look forward to helping you with all of your car battery recycling needs!Recycle My Batteries