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N.C. Department of Environment and Natural Resources

NC Department of Environment and Natural Resources
Waste Management - DWM - SW - Lead-Acid Batteries

Waste Management

Lead Acid Battery Disposal

As of 1991 it became illegal in North Carolina to dispose of a lead-acid battery in a landfill, incinerator or any waste-to-energy facility. Retailers of lead-acid batteries are required by law to accept batteries for recycling if a battery is purchased. Retailers are also required to post a sign which states:

  • "It is illegal to improperly dispose of a motor vehicle battery or other lead acid battery."
  • "Recycle your used batteries".
  • "State law requires us to accept used motor vehicle batteries or other lead acid batteries for recycling in exchange for new batteries purchased."

GS §130A 309.70 - 73

Recycling Battery Sign sign suitable for printing

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