There are essentially two main categories of battery disposal: A method for spent batteries and another for spilled batteries. The primary ways to handle these two categories are:
Spent batteries are sent to secondary lead smelter for recycling
Neutralised leaked material are placed into sealed containers and disposed of as hazardous waste, as applicable. Large water-diluted spills, after neutralisation and testing, should be managed in accordance with approved local, state and federal requirements. Consult state environmental agency and/or federal EPA.
Recycling lead-acid batteries is one of the most successful recycling efforts in the world. According to Battery Council International, more than 97% of lead-acid batteries were recycled between 1997 and 2001. Many states require lead-acid batteries to be recycled. Power On Australia offers a battery recycling program that eliminates the effort and cost of proper battery disposal. You can also search for local battery recycling facilities at Earth911
For further information, please phone Power On Australia on 1300 66 24 35 – OR – complete the enquiry form on this page