So, you want to how to dispose of a car battery? Well, to be really honest, you do not have to look for a lot or very far in order to do that.
You have to make sure your engine is not running when you do the task and then you just get the car battery out. After that, you just have to leave it in an open space or leave it in a dump along with other car batteries that are old and dead. Call it a day and then, you’re done.
Now, this is probably the solution that many people talk about and often suggests. It is also a solution that is very wasteful and harmful towards the environment around the user and the environment across communities.
It’s become very important to people around the world to become environment-friendly. So, the more we are involved with the process that revolves around Mother Nature, the more we can different ways with its interaction.
Wait A Minute, Can’t I Just Dispose Of It By Selling It To Walmart?
Disposing of your old or dead car batteries does not even need to be a hassle. Stores like Walmart are becoming very active influencers and participants as global leaders and responsibility. Plus, customers can have their recycled batteries (or most materials for that matter) exchanged as part of a trade-in service.
This means that it can be converted as store points upon your next visit. And, of course, there are benefits to becoming a loyal customer to an eco-friendly place like Walmart and the like.
And, as said, all that is a good and fun (not to mention, convenient) solution to a lot of the recycling process that we have to go through as consumers of this planet.
But, let us talk about a mindful approach in addition before we eventually give it up to shops and have it replaced.
A Single Recycle Begins with One Step!
The problem with car batteries (as well as with other materials) is that they often contain lead. Over time, lead becomes very toxic to the environment and can even cause all kinds of illness to human beings.
Lead poisoning is indeed real. It does not get so much attention due to the portrayal of rare cases (and being shown mostly in movies, mind you!). But it produces a really dangerous effect on the human body.
Most of the news is given towards pesticides and house irritants like mold growth and mildew and overall indoor pollution. But lead and its effects is certainly a cause for concern. If Superman (with his x-ray vision) can’t even see the lead, it’s probably a cause for concern!
Nonetheless, and out of many things, lead is really a major reason why one should not simply allow car batteries to be randomly thrown in some area across a town or community that won’t appreciate the rust. Not to mention cause a massive mess all around in the long term (we do not want that!).
It may often be hard for people to hear this advice but it is often best to check car batteries daily so that you can monitor certain factors that affect whether you should get a battery replaced or recycle.
Usually, so many people neglect to pay attention to the battery due to the fact that it still receives electrical charges from the car. Or if there is a bulge that can be seen in the batteries like what can be seen in cell phones.
That’s certainly understandable. But, aside from the battery, one has to pay attention also to the cover and see it if it is actually in good condition or has its areas are broken or areas that have cracked. This is especially important when it comes to the situation with lead as it can travel via the nature of gases.
This is certainly perhaps a more tiresome aspect of battery handling given that we can either just throw batteries out or give them off to stores that recycle them. But, it does pay to have attention towards these details in order to inform yourself of the procedures when getting to buy a replacement for your battery and of course, for auto-part shops or home depots.
Most people who have had to recycle or “sell off” their used car batteries as part of waste disposal have often heard about the role that auto-part shops and home depots play.
They are relatively good middlemen (and women!) that cater to the importance of keeping used car materials and convert them to good use in some other form either through reshaping or restructuring the material or keeping them for storage for later use (as in the case with home depots, specifically).
These auto-part shop retailers, by the way, are often very enthusiastic and are an important part in information regarding the condition of your battery gear and its condition. Depending on the condition and the kind of materials they are looking for, the shops will often give a good price back for the used car batteries.
Depot shops can often serve the same function as an auto-parts shop. The expertise may vary depending on the shop but in general, they have similar functions with regards to overall responsible recycling of your car batteries.
Just like if you want really good grass-finished beef or a free-range chicken or farm-raised pork, it pays to know your local butcher and the options you have for really humane sources of meat. The same goes for your local or reputable auto-part shops and home depot stations.
It is really good and convenient to get to know them as they can not only give you bargains but a partnership and stewardship that can get you more important points to consider regarding your batteries. So, now you know how to dispose of a car battery. And, you know how to do it in a responsible way.