| January 15, 2023


Although Oregon point-of-sale notices do not require specific language, notices must be posted and indicate that 1) lead-acid batteries cannot be disposed of in household solid waste or mixed municipal waste, but must be recycled; and 2) the dealer (retailer) must accept used lead-acid batteries of the same type sold by the dealer.

If battery retailers require a fee or deposit on the returned batteries then a statement advising potential customers that the retailer charges a fee — if the customer does not provide a used lead-acid battery for trade-in — must be on the notice. The Oregon point-of-sale notices must be printed by battery retailers.

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There's a lot of room for growth in ... lead battery chemistry ... it's something that would really make it even more competitive for things like stationary storage.

Dr. Tim Fister, Materials Scientist, Argonne National Laboratory