Lead Battery Recycling Rate Remains High

Chicago -- Between 1995 and 1999, the battery industry recycled 93.3 percent of the lead from used lead-acid batteries, mostly because mandatory battery collection take-back laws exist in 42 states, according to a Battery Council Internationa's 1995-1999 National Recycling Rate Study.

The Battery Council International (BCI), the trade association for the lead-acid battery industry, tracks the lead recycling rate from used automotive, truck, motorcycle, marine, garden tractor and other lead-acid batteries.