Don't Hold on to Your Old Batteries, R.S. Davis Makes Recycling Them a Breeze!

Jul 28, 2014

Can you guess what has one of the highest recycling rates in the U.S.? It’s not paper, aluminum cans, or even cars! Car batteries along with similar batteries are one of the most recycled products in the U.S. at a rate of 98-99%!

Though you might be tempted to save your old batteries, storing and keeping dead batteries is unsafe. The heavy metals they contain have been known to leak or produce flammable gas that could explode. Choosing to recycle not only reduces clutter in your life, but also helps to reduce waste. Today the typical new lead-acid battery contains 60-80% recycled lead and plastic.

So what should you do with your old batteries? Bring them into R.S. Davis Recycling and let us take care of them for you! We accept a variety of batteries including, but not limited to: car batteries, golf cart batteries, UPS batteries, industrial forklift batteries, motorcycle batteries, and commercial batteries. These can be regular lead acid, sealed lead acid, gel type, or absorbent glass mat (AGM) batteries

We provide prompt payment, accurate grading and competitive pricing on your old batteries. For more information about battery recycling check out our battery scrap information page or all us at (503) 655-5433.

To learn more about the different types of batteries and how they are recycled, visit our battery recycling informational page.