Car Batteries

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Car batteries can be dropped off at the Eastern Regional Landfill year-round without an appointment.

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Never Throw Away

Car batteries from non-electric vehicles are lead-acid batteries that are illegal to throw in the trash. They can leach harmful chemicals into the water and soil, which would contaminate drinking water sources.

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Car Batteries Are Scrap Metal

Used car batteries can be recycled as scrap metal at a scrapyard that pays for them.

Alternative Ways to Recycle

Return to the Store

When it’s time to buy a new car battery, bring the old one to the retailer or dealership. Certified service shops collect them and then ship out massive quantities of old batteries to be recycled.

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Firestone Battery Recycling Program

Firestone sells tires along with other auto products and services. They run a free battery recycling program that accepts drop-offs. Find a store.

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Recycle With AutoZone

AutoZone is the second largest retailer of aftermarket car parts. They accept old car batteries at their store locations. Find a store.

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Recycle With Sears Auto Center

If you plan to purchase a battery from Sears Auto Center, they will accept DieHard® and Plus Start Batteries for recycling. Find a store.

Did You Know?

Job Creation and Automotive Recycling

In the United States, the automotive recycling industry employs more than 140,000 people nationwide, bringing in about $32 billion in sales each year. About 86 percent of a whole vehicle can be recycled into new car parts or other consumer products. Find out more.