Do the Responsible Thing: Participate in Battery Recycling

junksignAfter a battery’s useful life, its contents become an environmental hazard. According to EPA estimates, American consumers purchase more than 350 million rechargeable batteries each year.

Rechargeable batteries contain many different types of heavy metals, such as lead, mercury, lithium, and nickel cadmium. If not properly managed these can:

  • Pollute lakes and streams
  • Mix lead and acid into the environment
  • Cause hazards at solid waste landfills
  • Harm individuals who come into contact with them

The most common rechargeable batteries in America are the lead-acid batteries used for starting cars. According to the Environmental Protection Agency they are one of the most recycled products in America at 97% reclamation, beating out tires (75%), paper (66%), aluminum (55%), and plastic (8%).

The reclamation of lead-acid batteries is a true environmental success story and we are proud to be part of this industry.

We Make Recycling Easy!

United Battery’s dedication to safe battery recycling means you don’t have to concern yourself with improper battery disposal, now or in the future. By dealing directly with U.S. smelters you can be assured that your batteries will be handled in an environmentally safe manner, you’ll never have to worry about hefty fines, penalties, or paper work burdens associated with hazard waste disposal laws.

For more recycling information please feel free to contact us here or call us at (503) 289-6644.


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