| 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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Steve Binks of the International Lead Association

...[this] is the start of a journey that will raise global standards and help ensure that lead batteries continue to be a key enabling technology for the transition to a low carbon future.

Dr. Steve Binks, Regulatory Affairs Director, International Lead Association