| January 15, 2023


Recycle your used lead-acid batteries.

It is illegal to discard a lead-acid battery except by delivery to a retailer, a distributor, a manufacturer, or a collection, recycling, or smelting facility approved by the Michigan Department of Natural Resources.

State law requires retailers to accept used lead-acid batteries upon the purchase or within 30 calendar days of the purchase of a lead-acid battery.

Michigan’s point-of-sale notices must include the three-chasing arrows recycling symbol.

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Carole Mars The Sustainability Consortium Director

The high recycling rate of U.S. lead batteries means a large percent of U.S. lead battery manufacturing supply chain inputs (73% of its lead) are sourced from domestic recyclers.

Dr. Carole Mars, Director of Technical Development and Innovation, The Sustainability Consortium