Car Batteries

Alternative ways to recycle
Illegal in Garbage & Drains
Hazardous Waste
Trash Bin

Never Throw Away

Car batteries from non-electric vehicles are lead-acid batteries that are illegal to throw in the trash. They can leach harmful chemicals into the water and soil, which would contaminate drinking water sources.


Car Batteries Are Scrap Metal

Used car batteries can be recycled as scrap metal at a scrapyard that pays for them.

Alternative Ways to Recycle

Return to the Store

When it’s time to buy a new car battery, bring the old one to the retailer or dealership. Certified service shops collect them and then ship out massive quantities of old batteries to be recycled.


Firestone Battery Recycling Program

Firestone sells tires along with other auto products and services. They run a free battery recycling program that accepts drop-offs. Find a store.


Recycle With AutoZone

AutoZone is the second largest retailer of aftermarket car parts. They accept old car batteries at their store locations. Find a store.


Recycle With Sears Auto Center

If you plan to purchase a battery from Sears Auto Center, they will accept DieHard® and Plus Start Batteries for recycling. Find a store.

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