The lead-acid battery gains its environmental edge from its closed loop cycle. The typical new lead-acid battery contains 60 to 80 percent recycled lead and plastic. When a spent battery is collected, it is sent to a permitted recycler, where under strict environmental regulations, the lead and plastic are reclaimed and sent to a new battery manufacturer. The recycling cycle goes on indefinitely - that means the lead and plastic in the lead-acid batteries that you use have been - and will continue to be - recycled many, many times. This makes lead acid battery disposal extremely successful from both environmental and cost perspectives.
To find out more about battery recycling, the applicable federal and state laws and locate battery recycling locations in your area, visit the following sites:
This site's user-friendly lithium battery and cell phone recycling center locator enables you to find recycling locations quickly and easily. Just enter your location it will map all of the drop-offs within the radius you specify. It even has a trip planner, so you can find battery recycling centers while enroute to another destination!
This is a very comprehensive site, and by entering your zip code the site will direct you to battery recycling depots in your area. Think and act green!
This site will provide you with more information on the recycling process and direct you to the pertinent federal and state laws.