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You Will Need
- Goggles, work gloves, and a long-sleeve shirt
- Governing regulations
- Plastic bag
- Auto parts store
- Recycling center
Check for applicable disposal regulations
Check whether your local government has passed any regulations governing the disposal of car batteries beyond the ones passed by the federal government. If so, be sure to comply with them.
Remove the old battery
Remove the battery cables and carefully lift the old battery from the mounting bracket.
Place the battery in a plastic bag
Place the battery in a sturdy plastic bag.
Exchange old battery for new battery
Exchange your old battery at the auto-parts store when you buy a new one. They will dispose of it safely.
Take the battery to a recycling center
You can also take the battery to an authorized recycling center. These locations may include junkyards and service stations. Some places may charge a fee.