Batteries from AAA: Good for Your Car, Good for the Planet

Batteries from AAA: Good for Your Car, Good for the Planet

Over 200 Million Pounds of Lead Kept Out of Landfills
Deena Grabowski
AAA Battery Recycling

Did you know that lead batteries, like the one that starts your car, are the most recycled consumer product on the planet? According to Battery Council International, lead car batteries have a near perfect recycling rate of 99.3 percent! That’s because nearly every component of a lead battery can be reused and recycled, including the lead, plastic, and sulfuric acid. In fact, lead batteries have been recognized as the world’s most successful example of recycling by the World Economic Forum and MIT’s Center for Transportation and Logistics.

AAA’s Commitment to the Environment

AAA is proud to offer the highest-quality lead acid car batteries for our Members’ vehicles. We recycle every battery we replace using an EPA-approved recycling center. With a long-standing history of environmental protection, AAA takes great pride in our company-wide commitment to sustainability practices.

Our battery recycling programs are designed to maximize collection rates of used automotive batteries in every market we serve. We proudly recycle over 98 percent of each used battery we collect.

Reclaim. Reuse. Recycle.

As a direct result of battery replacement and recycling services provided by AAA throughout the United States, we have helped to:

  • Keep over 200 million pounds of lead and 20 million pounds of plastic out of landfills.
  • Reclaim lead, plastic, and acid for reuse in the production of new batteries.
  • Encourage motorists throughout North America to recycle their auto and marine batteries.

We’ve only been given one planet to explore, so AAA is dedicated to doing our part to ensure great road trips for generations to come. To schedule a battery inspection call 1-800-AAA-HELP or visit

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