Discover how to recycle lead-acid batteries. Large-format lead–acid batteries are widely used for storage in backup power supplies for cell phone towers, and in high-availability settings like hospitals. The are also used as stand-alone power systems.
Lead-acid batteries account for more than 80% of present day lead usage worldwide, and have an extremely high rate of recycling. The recycling rate is greater than 95% in Europe and the USA.
Lead acid battery scrap is found in Lead Battery Plates (Rails), Wet Whole Intact Batteries (Rink) and Drained/Dry Whole Intact Lead Batteries (Rains).
How To Recycle Lead Acid Batteries
Batteries don’t last forever. They become obsolete when they lose their ability to hold a charge. Read this article to learn what may be draining your car battery. It is important to recycle old batteries to make sure the hazardous materials are reused and disposed of. To learn more about scrap metal recycling, read our guide: Metal Recycling 101.