| January 15, 2023


It is illegal to put a motor vehicle battery or other vehicle battery in your garbage.

State law requires us to accept used motor vehicle batteries or other vehicle batteries for recycling, in exchange for new batteries purchased.

When you buy a battery, state law also requires us to include a core charge of five dollars or more if you do not return your old battery for exchange.

Washington point-of-sale notices must be produced, printed, and distributed by the state and must include the three-chasing arrows recycling symbol.

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Dr. John Uhrie, Doe Run

With improved cooperation among stakeholders, increased research funding, and by following the circular economy example of lead batteries, the U.S. can regain domestic supply chain security and advance a low-carbon and renewable energy future.

Dr. John Uhrie, Vice President of Exploration, Research and Technical Development, The Doe Run Company