The most common lead-acid batteries are found in cars, emergency exit signs, children’s riding toys, computer battery backup systems, and 6-volt lanterns.
Often, vehicle batteries can be returned for a core charge when new batteries are purchased.
Lead-acid batteries should be stored separately from other batteries and placed on a pallet completely covered from the elements of nature.
Place batteries on the pallet and make sure that no terminals are touching.
Do NOT ship lead-acid batteries with any other battery and definitely not with lithium batteries. When batteries are shipped, they must be packaged in accordance with specific shipping guidelines or in accordance with Department of Transportation requirements. Most facilities that recycle lead-acid batteries shred them in an approved shredder. If a lithium battery is mixed in and is shredded, it will cause fires and potential explosions.
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