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Should You Recycle Your Old Car Batteries?

Your car battery reliably charges your car up and gets you where you need to go. 

However, an unfortunate truth about car batteries is that they eventually run out of juice, leaving you with a hunk of metal and chemicals rotting on your property.

So, is car battery recycling at a scrap metal facility your best option? Read on to learn all of the benefits of working with Action Metals when your battery dies. 

Why You Shouldn’t Let Your Battery Waste Away

We know it can be tempting to place a dead battery on a shelf or in the corner of your garage, where you’ll quickly forget about it. 

Old car batteries left to gather dust can be dangerous the longer you leave them sitting on your property. Car batteries contain sulfuric acid, a highly corrosive chemical that can burn your skin and cause environmental damage as the battery’s body weakens and sulfuric acid leaks into your property’s soil.

Recycling Your Batteries is Always the Best Option

You should never throw an old car battery in the trash. Trashing old batteries is a direct route to a landfill, where toxins will surely spread into the surrounding soil, groundwater, and environment.

If you want to keep the environment clean and preserve limited resources, recycling your old car batteries is the best action to take. Recycling helps reduce the amount of hazardous waste in landfills, conserves energy, and ensures valuable metals are placed back into circulation after recycling.

Save on landfill costs and keep your community cleaner. Recycle today!

Where Can You Recycle Car Batteries?

You can recycle old car batteries at auto parts stores, junk yards, and scrap metal facilities 

Many large retail stores such as Walmart or Home Depot also offer battery recycling services. 

Additionally, some local governments offer curbside pickup of car batteries that can be recycled. The main thing is to ensure the battery is secured in a plastic container to prevent any leakage of hazardous materials while you wait for your recycling date.

Preparing Your Battery for Recycling

It’s also important to note that when disposing or recycling your car battery, you must take precautionary measures, as the chemicals within batteries can cause serious health risks if handled improperly. 

This includes wearing protective equipment such as safety glasses and gloves and ensuring no contact with skin or eyes when handling the battery. It’s also recommended to neutralize the acid by filling the cells with baking soda before disposing of it appropriately.

Suppose this is something you aren’t comfortable with. In that case, Action Metals is always available to schedule a pick-up from your property, where we will prep and remove batteries from your property without any issues.

How Much Money Can You Get for Old Car Batteries?

Battery prices fluctuate with the market’s supply and demand for metals. However, at the time of this article, the current rate for batteries is $0.22 per pound.

Most car batteries weigh between 25 and 50 pounds, so you can get between $5 and $10 for your battery at a reputable scrap metal recycling center.

At Action Metals Recyclers, we pride ourselves on offering the best prices on scrap metal in Dallas. So, when you recycle with us, you can guarantee you’ll receive top dollar for your unwanted car or truck batteries.

Start Recycling Today, With Action Metals Recyclers

Whether you’re recycling a used car battery or have a large collection of aluminum cans you want to cash in on, Action Metals Recyclers is ready to put some cash in your pocket. 

We are Dallas’s leading scrap metal recycling company and have the equipment and experience to ensure a quality customer experience.

Contact us today to schedule a pick-up or drop-off.