Northeast Battery Recycling Program

Northeast Battery is proud of it’s leadership and performance in its recycling program. Consumer Batteries are one of the most recycled products in the world and Northeast Battery has done its part to ensure a cleaner environment by proactively recycling all of its scrap batteries. Many years ago, before being “Green” was in, we implemented a core program to ensure all scrap batteries are returned to us for recycling and prevent them from ending up in landfills or worse.

Battery Recycling Program

The disposal of lead acid batteries is strictly regulated by state governments. Currently, most of the U.S. States have specific battery recycling legislation passed or pending. More and more, states and municipalities are restricting or have completely banned the disposal of lead-acid batteries with municipal solid waste. Government regulations deem spent batteries as hazardous waste unless they are properly reclaimed at a secondary lead smelter or battery recycler. Recent federal legislation requires that batteries sent for reclamation be managed in compliance with 40 CFR part 266, subpart G. Additionally, rigid Department of Transportation requirements exist for the transportation of batteries to the approved recycler.

  • Transportation:
    The same transportation network used to distribute new batteries will safely truck spent batteries from point of exchange to recycling plants

  • Recycler:
    At the recycling facility, spent batteries are broken apart and separated into components to begin the recycling process

  • Plastic:
    Recycled from old battery cases and covers are used to manufacture new battery cases and covers

  • Lead:
    Lead ingots from recycled battery grids and lead oxide are used to manufacture new battery grids and components

  • Sulfuric Acid:
    Sodium Sulfate crystals separated from old battery acid are recycled and sold for use in textiles, glass and detergent manufacturing

As a service to our customers, Northeast Battery offers documented pickup and removal of spent lead-acid batteries sold or distributed by our company and our representatives. To return a lead-acid battery for reclamation, please contact a Customer Service Representative at (800) 441-8824, extension 2.

Upon receipt, a Battery Return Form with corresponding Claim Number will be completed on your behalf; the Northeast Battery representative will sign the completed document and present your copy. When properly returned, Northeast Battery accepts full ownership of the batteries, and ensures that they will be reclaimed and managed in full compliance with 40 CFR part 266, subpart G.

Environmental Benefits

Lead-acid batteries are the environmental success story of our time. Roughly ninety-six percent of all battery lead is recycled. When compared to household items, such as, newspapers, aluminum cans and glass bottles, lead-acid batteries top the list of the most highly recycled consumer products. The lead-acid battery gains its environmental edge from its closed loop cycle life.

The typical lead-acid battery contains sixty to eighty percent recycled lead and plastic. When a spent battery is collected, it is sent to a permitted recycler where, under strict environmental regulations, the lead and plastic are reclaimed and used to manufacture new lead-acid batteries. The recycling cycle goes on indefinitely.

For documented pick up of any unwanted lead acid, AGM or Gel Batteries please contact our customer service at 800-441-8824 or