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Get the lead out! (And the nickel and the lithium … )

November 15th, 2010 by

31119.png Today, November 15, 2010, is America Recycles Day, organized by Keep America Beautiful. The organization is using today to encourage everyone to recycle more both at home and at work.

Interstate All Battery Center reminds you that batteries can – and should – be recycled. In fact, Interstate Batteries is one of the largest battery recyclers in the world.

And you don’t have to wait for America Recycles Day or Earth Day. Interstate All Battery Center accepts your household batteries for recycling year-round!



Lead-acid batteries

The humble car battery is the most highly recycled consumer product – 97 percent of all lead-acid batteries are recycled, compared to just 55 percent of aluminum soda and beer cans. logo_ibrCompanywide, Interstate Batteries has been recycling batteries since 1952, and last year alone we returned more than a billion pounds of lead-acid batteries to government-regulated smelters across the United States.

Most of the collection of lead-acid batteries for recycling is done by service centers that perform battery replacements. If you perform a replacement on your own, you can still bring your old battery in for recycling at any Interstate All Battery Center location.

Look what a recycled battery can become:

  • Plastic parts are reused for new batteries
  • The plates, posts and other lead items are recycled into lead alloy used for new batteries
  • The acid combined with lead paste is processed, neutralized and sold to create laundry detergent, glass and paper products

Rechargeable batteries


Do you have some old rechargeable batteries around the home or office? Maybe you have some old battery packs for a power drill or cordless shaver. Those batteries can be recycled, too! Interstate All Battery Center loves to collect your household batteries for recycling. We’re always looking for:

  • Nickel Cadmium (Ni-Cd)
  • Nickel Metal Hydride (Ni-MH)
  • Lithium Ion (Li-ion)
  • Nickel Zinc (Ni-Zn)
  • Small Sealed Lead (Pb)

Come visit an Interstate All Battery Center today to learn just how easy it is to recycle your household batteries. Find a store near you!

Posted in All Battery, Automotive, News, Recycling

About The Outrageously Dependable Blog

Interstate Batteries® sells more than 16,000 kinds of batteries—from AA alkalines and automotive batteries to critical power solutions, and everything in between. Combine professional battery services, recycling programs and the largest battery distribution network in North America, and you’ll find Interstate has EVERY BATTERY FOR EVERY NEED®. Learn more about Interstate Batteries or shop online!

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