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How Car Batteries Are Recycled

Last updated 4 years ago

Car batteries contain lead and acid, which means they can't be disposed of like other trash. Instead, they are carefully recycled, preserving scarce resources and keeping toxic materials out of landfills.
 
Inside a machine of rotating hammers, old batteries are smashed to pieces, which allows the lead-acid paste to be separated safely. The remaining bits are sorted, and the recyclable plastic is separated from the remaining material. Clean plastic can then be taken to a recycling plant and be made into neew batteries. The metals and hazardous parts are carefully treated. Most of the lead is recovered and used to make new car batteries.
 
RentDumpsters.com sorts and recycles for of all the trash we collect. As an eco-friendly waste company, we understand the importance of sorting hazardous disposables into their appropriate treatment areas. Give us a call at (212) 558-9057 if you would like to learn more.

 

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