Recycling gives spent lead batteries new life.

Over 85% of the lead produced in North America is from recycled sources.

Lead recycled from spent batteries goes into:

  • Starter automotive, truck, motorcycle and marine batteries
  • Data storage center backup batteries
  • Hospital backup batteries
  • Telecommunication batteries including cellular towers
  • Renewable energy storage from solar and wind power
  • Golf cart batteries
  • Forklift truck batteries
  • X-ray and medical radiation protection

Recycled plastic from spent batteries is used in:

  • New lead battery cases
  • New paint cans
  • New injection molded automotive plastic parts

For more detailed information on the battery recycling process, view the Battery Council International (BCI) video.