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WTS hosts collection site for lead acid battery recycling

Posted by Daphne Hulse on August 18, 2023

Neither the Waste Transfer Station nor Interstate Batteries (vendor) tracks or weighs the lead acid batteries that are picked up from the cage at the Waste Transfer Station. Rather, the battery unit sold is. The new battery is sold without a core charge, and then the old battery is picked up at a later time. The number of battery units sold is tracked (from 1501 S Oak Street), so this is our best metric for tracking lead acid battery recycling.

Attachment only covers 2022-2023 sales, a request has been sent for historical data.

FYI - lead acid batteries (often used in the automobile context) are some of the most easily recycled and rechargeable batteries out there!