Do you own a vehicle? If so, you will eventually need to replace its battery. If you choose to replace it yourself, there are a number of safety measures to follow:
- Follow the manufacturer’s instructions for removal and replacement;
- Wear safety goggles and gloves;
- Do not toss it into your household trash, but instead place it in a waterproof, upright container;
- Safely transport the old battery to a location that accepts car and marine batteries for recycling.
Most of us learned as children the 3 R’s of saving the Earth: Reduce, Reuse, and Recycle. One way you can do your part is by recycling car batteries, and according to Battery Council.org, 99% of lead batteries are recyclable.
A car’s battery has a number of recyclable elements: the plastic, the lead, and even the acid. The plastic is broken down into pellets that are made into parts for new items–including future batteries. The same goes for lead, which can be melted into ingots that can be formed into new battery posts. Amazingly, even the acid can be neutralized and turned into something useful, such as a substance used in laundry detergent, glass, or textile manufacturing.
Scrap Mart offers you the highest prices for your scrap metals, as well as for your old, useless batteries. It’s basically a win-win situation: you get top dollar for recycling car batteries you might consider waste, and you are playing a part in making the Earth a better, cleaner place. Feel free to contact us to learn of our convenient service, including our certified drive-on scale, located in Valley Park, Missouri.