How should you dispose of a used vehicle battery?

By Alicia Jarvis
Updated on July 30, 2021

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How should you dispose of a used vehicle battery?

Take it to a local-authority disposal site –¬†Used vehicle batteries must be recycled in facilities that are adequately equipped. In most cases, this refers to a scrap metal facility, garage, or local recycling centre. When replacing a car battery, you can typically turn in the old one at the same place you buy the new one.

 

Why do you need to take a used battery to a local-authority disposal site?

Batteries contain toxic acid and must be disposed of properly. This entails transporting them to a suitable disposal site.