Recycle the Right Battery

There are all different types of batteries out there, and almost all of them are recyclable. At Direct Metals Recycling in Augusta, GA we only accept lead batteries so we are sharing with you how to determine if you have a lead battery, and help you with finding other locations to recycle your other batteries.

Types of BatteriesCar Battery For Recycling

Batteries are made of all kind of materials. Nickel Cadmium, Lead, Lithium Ion, and Calcium-Calcium are just a few of the types that are available for automobiles. Each type of battery has its own different set of pros and cons and they will be used in different types of vehicles. Lithium Ion batteries, for example, are usually only used in high performance vehicles and electrically powered vehicles. When you need to find out what your battery is made out of, just look on its side. There, you will find the chemical list of what is inside the battery. For example:

Pb = Lead
NiCad = Nickel Cadmium
Li Ion = Lithium Ion
Ni-MH = Nickel Metal Hydride

Recycling Car Batteries

At Direct Metals Recycling, we accept lead batteries for recycling. The old batteries are broken apart and separated into plastic, lead, and acid. The plastic and lead are then recycled to be made into new batteries, while the acid is either neutralized into water or turned into sodium sulfate, an odorless white powder that’s used in laundry detergent, glass, and textile manufacturing. For recycling and disposal of other types of batteries, you should call your local town hall. Most areas have recycling programs for the proper disposal of batteries.

Make some extra cash this week, and bring any old lead batteries you have laying around to Direct Metals Recycling in Augusta, GA! If you have a question about whether we can recycle your car battery or not, just give us a call and we will be happy to answer any questions you have.