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What to do with my old car battery?

Asked by tapestryofregret (446points) December 21st, 2010

I have a honda ridgeline and after a few years of no problems, seems the battery is at the end of its rope.

I’m about to go out and get a new one now, question is: should i just toss the old battery or should I bring it with me to the auto parts store, possibly get a discount for recycling it?

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Tropical_Willie's avatar

Recycle it most places it is illegal to “TOSS” a lead battery. Yes the auto parts store may have a discount or a “Core return coupon”.

tedd's avatar

Very illegal to dump, very toxic to the environment. Plus you do usually get a couple bucks off a new battery for turning it in.

tapestryofregret's avatar

Sorry “toss” was a poor choice of words…I would have tossed it off at the nearest recycle center with no expectations for reimbursement is what I meant.

Sounds like I’ll be taking the old battery along for the ride then. Thanks!

El_Cadejo's avatar

Dont know about around you, but by my way, advanced auto will give ya like 10 bucks or so for an old battery.

silky1's avatar

You can take it to an auto shop like a Pep Boys or even an repair shop. They may charge a small fee for disposal but it’s legal.

tapestryofregret's avatar

I went to Napa auto parts and got a new battery, there is a core dispoal deposit you have to make of $10, unless you have the old battery

I ended up getting an 85 month 24f for $79.99. the guy knocked it down from $110 because they didn’t have the lesser model which was I think a 3 year 24f @ $70. I think I did alright

Tropical_Willie's avatar

@tapestryofregret You did good, 35% discount is a reasonable reduction.

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silky1's avatar

Most of the bigger auto shops will dispose of old batteries for you at a nominal fee.

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