Car Battery Recycling and Disposal
Government Legislation on Car Battery Disposal
Car battery disposal must be done properly to prevent harm to the environment and to comply with the law.
Rather than recycling, some people dump car batteries in the countryside or public car parks, which is an eyesore and clearly not good for the environment.
There is now government legislation on how to recycle batteries which, along with existing regulations, aims to ensure that we dispose of car and leisure batteries correctly.
How Can Halfords Help With Car Battery Recycling?
Halfords can help solve your car battery disposal and recycling problems.
Every Halfords store is served by an approved waste disposal company. That means each store can act as a car battery recycling unit.
Use our store locator to find your nearest store, so you can come and purchase a new car battery and recycle your old one today.
Safety Tips for Moving Car Batteries
Dealing with car batteries can be dangerous, so follow this guidance to make sure you remove the battery safely before bringing it in to us.
- Battery acid can burn clothing and skin and even cause blindness if it leaks, so make sure you put on protective clothing before disconnecting and inspecting a battery.
- Always disconnect the battery before inspecting it - disconnect the negative cable first and reconnect it last.
- Before moving a battery, carry out a thorough inspection of its condition, using a torch to check all sides of the battery for marks, dents or leaks.
- If the battery has any severe dents or leaks then contact a professional mechanic or breakdown service to get it repaired or replaced. Do not attempt to move it.
- During transport, cover the terminals so they cannot be shorted out.
- Keep the battery upright at all times.
- The battery can be fairly heavy, so be careful when lifting and carrying.
To make transport of the battery safer and more convenient, ask for a battery box when you buy a new battery from Halfords.