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What do you do with older (Wet Cell or AGM) batteries that still have "Useful Life" when you do a Lithium upgrade?


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Do you give/sell them to other TT owners that you may know that can use that type of battery technology?

Give/Sell them "as-is" on the public domain or bring them to a disposal center?

Just wondering.

 

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We recycle ours, if they are worn out or if nobody wants them. In many state you are required to recycle lead batteries.  

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Depends on the age and condition of the batteries - 

If they still have good life in them I'd try to sell them but they still probably will not fetch much in the market because the buyer doesn't know how good them really are.

If they are near he end of their life then I would take them to anywhere that sells automotive batteries like Mike said above.  Another Ollie owner took his dead batteries to NAPA within the past month and they gave him $5.00 each for them.

Bill

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49 minutes ago, topgun2 said:

Another Ollie owner took his dead batteries to NAPA within the past month and they gave him $5.00 each for them.

I got $0.00.  They did unload them from the back of my truck, though!

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Most commercial recycling companies will accept lead acid batteries, for example (price per pound):

 

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It’s up to you to decide if you are willing to drive to one for maybe $35+ cash back, depending on how heavy they are. There is a company that is pretty close to me, but I just let my local Batteries Plus Bulbs store take my four dead AGMs at no cost. I am amused by places that charge you to recycle them, because they make money twice that way. It seems to be a little unethical. FYI, gun ranges have lead removal companies come to harvest the bullets from the berm or traps, and those companies pay the range about $70% of their scrap value. It is a big money maker on both sides.

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