You should never place batteries in your kerbside bins.
Auto or car batteries can usually be taken by the retailer that sold you a new battery. 98% of your used acid battery is recyclable.
Returned batteries are collected and processed through specialist Battery Recycling Centres where component metals, acids and plastics are reclaimed, recycled and put back into the manufacturing process to build more batteries and household products such as detergents and plastic bins.
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