steel, lead is almost a 100 percent recyclable
metal. Over 1 million metric tons of lead is recycled throughout the U.S. each
year and even though recycling rates of lead are greater than that of other
materials, with more awareness, the numbers could be much higher.
Lead is a material which is very easy to
recycle and is still a low cost material to manufacturers compared to other
metals even with the price of lead doubling over the past decade.
Today, the major use of lead is for
lead-batteries. Nearly 100 million lead-acid car batteries are produced every
year in the United States. Automotive batteries are in high demand across
the world, and lead bricks are used as a common shielding material to contain
Even with an increase in recycling
awareness, a large amount of lead still ends up in landfills and continues to be
a challenge for policy makers due to health concerns associated with lead
exposure. Lead Battery Scrap is a hazardous waste and requires a careful
With a constant demand for lead,
especially in the automotive industry, recycling efforts will continue to
increase with the primary goal to reduce waste, conserve energy and provide a
Please remember to bring your driver's
license or state ID as this is a
State Law to sell your scrap metal.