Battery Recycling Services
We lead by example by recycling the majority of the batteries we sell. We support retail and business customers alike by keeping them in full compliance with federal, state, municipal, EPA and DOT regulations governing the disposal and recycling of spent batteries and select electronics. We recycle spent batteries not only because it is the law, but we also recognize that it is the right thing to do to protect our environment.
We recycle the following batteries:
Additional recycling services for businesses and other chemistries are available upon request, fees may apply. Some of these services include volume discount opportunities, boxes for battery and light bulb recycling, and recycling pickup options.
Contact us or visit your nearest store for complete details.
PlasticPlastic pellets recycled from old battery cases and covers are used to manufacture new battery cases and covers. (Figs. 6 & 10)
Fig 3. Crush the cases and covers
LeadLead ingots recycled from battery grids and lead oxide are used to manufacture new battery grids and components. (Figs. 7 & 11)
Fig 4. Melt grids
Sodium SulfateSodium sulfate crystals separated from old battery acid are recycled and sold for use in textile, glass and detergent manufacturing. (Figs. 8–9)
Fig 5. Neutralize battery acid
New Covers and CasesBattery covers and cases are manufactured for new batteries from recycled plastic. (Figs. 6 & 10)
Fig 10. New cases and lids
New Grids and Lead OxideBattery grids are manufactured from recycled lead for use in new batteries. Recovered lead oxide is also used in new battery manufacturing. (Figs. 11 & 12)
Fig. 11 New grids
Fig. 12 Lead oxide
Fig 13. New batteries
New batteries are manufactured which are 99% recyclable and 87% comprised of previously recycled materials.