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The importance of proper car battery disposal

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Old car batteries not only take up space on the garage floor, but they can also be a hazard to your health and the environment.

That’s because motor vehicle batteries contain sulfuric acid, a solution that is both toxic and corrosive. If stored improperly, there is a danger of leakage which can lead to chemical burns, sudden explosions, or even soil and groundwater contamination.

But don’t throw that old battery in the trash. Instead, choose to make a less harmful impact on the environment by letting Elgin Recycling & Scrap Metal dispose of it properly.

The company recognizes the importance of proper battery recycling. Nearly 99 million wet-cell lead-acid car batteries are manufactured each year. With millions of car batteries alone being produced, there needs to be an outlet to recycle them as they reach their end-of-life. Technology has allowed for nearly 90 percent of all lead-acid batteries that have reached their end-of-life to be recycled responsibly. A typical lead-acid battery recovers 99 percent of the lead as a recyclable element.

Elgin Recycling offers several full-service recycling drop-off centers with friendly staff who are able to help you unload your scrap. And those drop-off centers are equipped with state certified scales so your materials can be accurately weighed. They also have a state of the art inventory software program linked to our scales and records with pictures of every transaction for future reference.

As a one-stop shop for all your recycling needs, Elgin Recycling & Scrap Metal does not only recycle batteries. The company also offer electronics, scrap metal, plastic, and paper recycling services.

Planning to recycle a large number of batteries or other recyclable materials? Schedule a pickup. Elgin Recycling & Scrap Metal has a fleet of DOT certified trucks, flatbeds, and roll-offs to accommodate your every recycling need.

 

Elgin Recycling : 5114 Terra Cotta Ave., Crystal Lake IL : 847.741.4100 : http://www.elginrecycling.com

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