Battery Recycling

Why Battery Recycling Matters

Did you know batteries contain lead and other hazardous materials? 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.

Sell Us Your Batteries

Lead Acid Batteries

Battery Specialists + Golf Cars is an authorized recycler for lead-acid batteries. We will purchase your scrap lead acid batteries to ensure they 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.

Contact our store closest to you for pricing.

Unfortunately, we are unable to accept lithium batteries for recycling at this time.

Specialty Batteries

In addition to purchasing lead acid batteries, we also offer a drop off recycling service for old nickel-cadmium (Ni-CD) and nickel metal hydride.

Tips for Safe Disposal of Alkaline Batteries

AA, AAA, C, D and 9-volt batteries can be safely disposed of with normal household waste. 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. However, here are some tips to ensure safe disposal:

  1. Never dispose of batteries in fire because they could explode.
  2. 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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