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Battery disposal

Tue Feb 28, 2017 4:12 am

I recently bought a new battery for my Nissan leaf 2015. I am now confused on how to dispose my old car battery. I recently read an article regarding battery disposal which pointed out that batteries should be disposed with care. How do you all dispose your old car batteries?? Any suggestions regarding this are greatly welcomed.

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Re: Battery disposal

Tue Feb 28, 2017 5:48 am

Take the old battery back to where you bought the new one. There is usually a core charge that gets refunded when you return the old battery. If you did not pay a core charge, take it to any auto parts store for disposal. They might even pay you a core charge for the battery.
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Re: Battery disposal

Tue Feb 28, 2017 8:49 am

If you are talking about a 12V lead-acid battery, it is no different from any other wet car battery. Keep it upright so the acid doesn't spill. Cover the posts with something insulating so you don't short the terminals. Take it to a place that reclaims the lead in it, such as an auto parts store.

If you are talking about a traction battery, that's another story. The old one is worth a lot of money, even if old. Start with Nissan for recycling. They buy back Leaf battery packs.


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