Recycling Process: Though the power of your old battery may have faded away, sticking that used battery in a dark corner of your garage won’t make it disappear. So instead of holding onto it, recycle it. Recycling saves resources because the recovered plastics and metals can be used to make new batteries. To begin the recycling process, used batteries are collected from drop-off locations and transported to recycling centers.
Clarios Battery Recycling Process: The fully integrated, closed-loop recycling process from Clarios ensures batteries are recycled safely and responsibly. The recycling process is simple.
- The old lead-acid batteries are broken apart
- Lead and heavy materials are separated from the plastic
- Lead is formed into lead ingots, which are then melted down again to form the lead plates and other lead components of the battery.
- The polypropylene is formed into pellets that are then made into new battery cases.
- The old battery acid is processed and converted into sodium sulfate, which is used in detergent, glass, and textile manufacturing.
Vehicle Battery Recycling: Recycling Recycling old batteries reduces waste, and since up to 99% of a lead-acid battery is recyclable, it also reduces the need to use new raw materials and components. Instead of keeping your old battery, be sure it gets recycled by leaving it with the counterperson when you purchase a replacement, or by dropping it off at any local battery retailer. Automotive retailers will usually provide a credit for your used battery when you purchase a new one. Follow all safety precautions when handling your old battery. Learn more about why vehicle batteries are most recycled consumer product in the world.