Battery Roundup

Dead automotive batteries are more than just a nuisance.

Held every year in conjunction with Earth Day, the AAA Great Battery Roundup is designed to encourage motorists to take old automotive or marine lead-acid batteries to a local collection point where they can be safely recycled and formed into new batteries.

To help with the recycling effort, local AAA offices establish battery collection points and offer free vehicle battery checks. AAA also donates a portion of recycling proceeds to various environmental groups and other charities.
Each year, approximately 97 percent of vehicle batteries are recycled. However, the remaining 3 percent add up to millions of pounds of lead and gallons of sulfuric acid. These can be discharged into the environment, creating health and safety hazards for humans and animals, as well as a potential fire hazard.

Contact your local AAA club for more information.