Recycled batteries are first sorted into different types – for example lithium, alkaline, lead cell, mercury button as each type is recycled differently.
Car batteries can be completely recycled. They are broken down and the materials can be used for different purposes - including building new car batteries. A typical new lead acid battery is made up of 60 - 80 per cent of recycled lead and plastic.
Amenities can offer a very good rebate for lead acid batteries and offer a collection service of used batteries ready for disposal.
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