Safety First: Lead-Acid Battery Recycling Edmonton Counts On
On a daily basis, we start our vehicles, power our boats and run complex industrial machinery with lead-acid batteries. We know that you're familiar with them, but you may not know that they pose several serious environmental risks when they expire. By taking part in General Recycling Industries Ltd.'s battery recycling in Edmonton program, you're helping us protect our city and our planet.
Lead-acid batteries, while exceedingly helpful and important for advancing technology, are composed of corrosive materials and dangerous heavy metals that should never come in contact with humans, animals or our environment. When this type of battery is placed in a landfill instead of being recycled, its casing will soon break down and all the toxic substances inside will leach into the soil and can eventually reach our water supply. And even if the battery is incinerated instead, the toxic fumes produced will still pollute our air. That's why it's so important that these batteries are handled correctly! If you have expired lead-acid batteries, please take the time to dispose of them properly by bringing them to one of our conveniently located facilities.
Permitted for Safe, Responsible Recycling
Our company holds a permit to recycle lead-acid batteries, which include typical car batteries, higher-powered batteries found in boats and campers, and industrial-level batteries. When you bring your used lead-acid batteries to us, you can be confident that they will be dealt with responsibly and never make their way into area landfills. We take great care to ensure an environmentally sound process performed by trained individuals. After we receive and safely store these batteries, they will be picked up and taken to a separate facility for recycling.
Recycling Lead-Acid Batteries in Edmonton
Are you wondering what happens to lead-acid batteries during the recycling process? Here are the basic steps for this type of battery recycling in Edmonton: