Recycle Your Spent Lead Acid Batteries
Even though the national recycling rate has increased over the last three decades, the current recycling rate sits at just 34%. But, the good news here is that nearly 99% of all lead-acid batteries are recycled, making it one of the most recycled consumer products in the country. (That’s 2.81 MILLION tons!)
November 15th is America Recycles day, a national initiative to keep America beautiful. It’s a chance for you to get rid of unwanted scrap. Do you have spent lead acid batteries taking up floor or shelf space? Get rid of the clutter by recycling them Nov. 15th, and you’ll be helping yourself and those around you.
All Northeast Battery branches accept scrap lead acid batteries. There is no better day to make a difference.
Lead batteries safeguard many aspects of our life. It’s only appropriate that when these batteries reach the end of their life, we take action. Northeast Battery is a recycling expert, and has been safely transporting, disposing and recycling batteries in compliance with all local, state, and federal regulations for decades.
If lead batteries power your business or your life (or both), it’s easy to keep the life cycle moving. Recycle your batteries November 15th for America’s Recycle Day. For every other day of the year, there’s Northeast Battery.
Recycling by the Numbers
Did you know that on average, a new lead acid battery is only 20% new? Those batteries are made up of more than 80% recycled lead battery material, making it so important to recycle spent lead acid batteries.
Lead batteries are relied upon by nearly 255 million cars and trucks, and more than 65% of all forklifts in the U.S.
The lifetime of a lead battery has increased by 30-35% in the last 20 years.
In the 2017 Impact Report from the Sustainable Consortium, lead battery manufacturing was recognized for its strong record on worker health and safety.
Find more information about America Recycles Day, visit americarecyclesday.org.