5 Worst Ways To Dispose of Your Cars Old Car Battery

I often get the question “How do I get rid of the old battery after I replace it?”. I have heard just about every question and answer in the book. While I could tell you the only RIGHT way to dispose of your old car battery, what fun would that be? Instead, first, let’s talk about the five worst ways that you should never dispose of your old battery. Don’t worry, if you can hang in to the end, I will still let you know the only proper way to get rid of that meddlesome old car battery.

Bury my old car battery in my backyard?

No! It is not safe, nor is it advisable or legal for that matter, to bury your old car battery. Burying a car battery can pose a significant risk to the environment, as the chemicals and materials in the battery can leach into the soil and groundwater, contaminating the area and potentially affecting the health of plants, animals, and humans. Why would you want to do that?

Throw my old car battery in the river?

No! Here we go again. it is still super illegal not to mention harmful to the environment to throw your old car battery in a river or any other body of water. Remember that part where we said that car batteries contain hazardous materials such as lead and sulfuric acid? Well, guess what, those can contaminate water as well as harm aquatic life and other animals that rely on the water. Additionally, batteries can leak harmful chemicals into the ground and harm soil and plants.

Dipose of my old car battery using a stargate or inter-dimensional portal?

Last time; No! It is not even possible to dispose of a car battery using a Stargate. Stargates are fictional devices created for the science fiction television and movie franchise "Stargate." They do not exist in real life (outside of a television prop warehouse somewhere in Nevada perhaps), and it is not possible to use them to transport or dispose of physical objects. Interdimensional portals on the other hand could very well be real, however, they can extremely rare and difficult to locate. Even then, still not a great way to get rid of that old car battery; you never know who you might be sending that toxic garbage to. Not a great intergalactic ice-breaker.

We made it through that awful list! So, what is the proper way to dispose of an old car battery? Well, Instead of throwing your old car battery away, you should properly recycle it at a designated recycling center. Most auto parts stores and recycling centers accept used batteries for recycling and will dispose of them in an environmentally responsible manner. Some states and municipalities have laws and regulations regarding the disposal of hazardous waste, including car batteries, so it is important to check your local regulations for proper disposal procedures. When recycling a car battery, it is important to handle it carefully, as it contains hazardous materials such as lead and sulfuric acid, which can pose a risk to human health and the environment if they are not properly disposed of.