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Battery Recycling

Batteries Contain Lead and Other Hazardous Materials

LEAD ACID BATTERIES - Imagine the environmental damage that can be caused by carelessly discarding 18 pounds of lead, two pounds of plastic and a gallon of acid - the average contents of a lead acid battery. Fortunately, scrap lead-acid batteries can be safely recycled. In fact, they have been recycled since the 1920's, and today these batteries have a higher recycling rate than other waste products such as aluminum, paper and beverage containers made of glass or plastic, to name a few. Over 98% of all used batteries are recycled today.

With over 100 years of combined experience we feel that we are truly the Battery Specialists.

Battery Specialists + Golf Cars is an authorized recycler for lead-acid batteries and will purchase your scrap lead acid batteries to help ensure lead acid batteries are safely recycled in a government approved recycling facility. Do your part to keep our community clean and safeguard the environment for future generations by bringing us your used industrial, agricultural, commercial, automotive, marine and other small engine lead-acid batteries for safe and environmentally friendly recycling.

Battery Recycling


Call the store closest to you for pricing.

Taylorville 217-824-3943
Mt. Vernon 618-244-0091
Champaign 217-352-0591
Highland 618-654-2742

SPECIALTY BATTERIES - We also offer a drop off service for old nickel-cadmium (Ni-CD), nickel metal hydride, and lithium ion batteries.

ALKALINE BATTERIES - AA, AAA, C, D and 9-volt batteries can be safely disposed of with normal household waste. Never dispose of batteries in fire because they could explode. Alkaline batteries are composed primarily of common metals-steel, zinc, and manganese-and do not pose a health or environmental risk during normal use or disposal.

It is important not to dispose of large amounts of alkaline batteries in a group. Used batteries are often not completely "dead." Grouping used batteries together can bring these "live" batteries into contact with one another, creating safety risks.
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Mt. Vernon
1018 South 10th

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3641 George St.

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