Car Batteries

Illegal in Garbage & Drains
Hazardous Waste
Trash Bin

Never Throw Away

Car batteries from non-electric vehicles are lead-acid batteries that are illegal to throw in the trash. They can leach harmful chemicals into the water and soil, which would contaminate drinking water sources.

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Car Batteries Are Scrap Metal

Used car batteries can be recycled as scrap metal at a scrapyard that pays for them.

Did You Know?

Job Creation and Automotive Recycling

In the United States, the automotive recycling industry employs more than 140,000 people nationwide, bringing in about $32 billion in sales each year. About 86 percent of a whole vehicle can be recycled into new car parts or other consumer products. Find out more.