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Easy Car Battery Recycling At Firestone

Like all good things, the life of your car’s battery will eventually come to an end. When it does, turn to Firestone Complete Auto Care for free battery recycling. Don’t throw your dead battery into your everyday recycling bin or trash can! Our experienced technicians will dispose of your old battery in the most environmentally responsible way.

Find your nearest Firestone Complete Auto Care store location to recycle and replace your car battery.


Why Is Car Battery Recycling Important?

Car battery recycling is important for your safety and the health of the environment, as batteries contain many heavy metals (like nickel, mercury, lead, sulfuric acid, and cadmium) that can pollute the environment and even hurt you. Due to their high toxicity, dead car batteries must be handled and transported with extreme care. We recommend wearing gloves and safety glasses at all times when picking up or moving a dead, lead-acid battery. All dead batteries must be transported in their upright position in secure, waterproof containers, especially if the battery is leaking or shows any visible signs of past leakage.

See more information about why it’s important to recycle car batteries on our blog.

Where Can I Recycle My Car Battery?   

If gloves, glasses, potential chemical burns, and leaking battery acid aren't your cup of tea, skip the hassle by letting a certified technician at Firestone Complete Auto Care remove and replace your old battery.

Just sit back, relax in our waiting room, and let us replace your dead battery. We’ll take care of handling, transporting, and recycling your old battery, completely free of charge. It’s part of our commitment to our customers and the environment. Visit your local Firestone Complete Auto Care today for a quick battery replacement, or to drop off an old battery for recycling!


Because of their high toxicity, dead automotive batteries need to be handled and transported with extreme care. It is recommended that gloves and safety glasses be worn at all times when moving a dead lead-acid automotive battery, and it is mandatory that all dead batteries be transported upright in secure waterproof containers. This last part is especially important if the dead battery is leaking or shows any visible signs of past leakage.

If gloves, glasses, and leaking battery acid aren't your cup of tea, you can skip the hassle by letting Firestone remove and replace your old battery at one of our 1,700-plus Firestone Complete Auto Care store locations.

Just have a cup of coffee, let us replace your battery, and leave your old battery with us free of charge for responsible auto battery recycling. We'll make sure your dead battery is properly handled, transported and recycled. Find a location near you and visit Firestone Complete Auto Care today.


The #1 Most Recycled Product in the U.S. is the Car Battery.

98-99% of car batteries in the U.S. are recycled, keeping harmful chemicals out of water and soil.


A car battery averages a 4 year lifespan with variation occurring due to:

  • Temperature.
  • Driving habits.
  • Electrical system condition.
  • Number of charge / discharge deep cycles.
  • Battery electrolyte fluid / water level.


Car Batteries Are Most Likely to Die in WinterHeat takes a toll on auto batteries. After the summer months have weakened a car battery, fall and winter see more battery casualties than any other time of year. Protect yourself with a free battery checkup and maintenance at Firestone Complete Auto Car. We also offer a free online virtual car battery tester that will give a car battery life prediction result.


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