The materials that compose and make up car batteries can be very harmful to the environment if not disposed of in the proper manner. The heat and UV radiation that are present in New Zealand during certain times of the year can cause the casing of the battery to break down and leak acid and heavy metals. This presents a great environmental health risk if these batteries are not contained.

When discarded of improperly, over time lead-acid batteries will deteriorate and continue to break down. Once this happens, they can leack acid and harmful metals into the soil, groundwater, lakes and streams. These chemicals can be detrimental and even fatal to any plant or animal life in which they come into contact with. Taking automotive batteries to proper disposal locations is imperative to protecting the environment from their harmful presence.

Batteries are currently one of the most successfully recycled items. Between 60 and 80 percent of car batteries are made from recycled materials. The success rate of battery disposal efforts is very high. In many places the proper disposal is governed by serious rules and regulations and with the compliance of automobile owners, the potential harmful impact of car batteries has been greatly reduced.

Correct disposal locations will take care of recycling the battery in the appropriate and safe manner. Come see us at Brouder Batteries for the correct disposal of your lead-based batteries!

When it is time to replace your car battery, you cannot simply throw it in the trash bin. Proper precautions have to be taken to protect the environment from its harmful impact. Being aware of these threats helps to understand the necessity of recycling lead-acid batteries. Determine the disposal options in your specific location and contact them to determine the proper disposal method. By doing this, you are both protecting plant and animal life and aiding in the reuse of recyclable materials. Many components of an old battery can be used in the production of a new one.