Powerstride Battery Co. Recycles Batteries!

 Recycling, it’s good for the environment and it’s good for business too!!

All 10 branch locations of Powerstride Battery happen to be located in the beautiful state of California. If we want California to stay that way, we need to put in the effort to clean it up and prevent the hazardous waste from dispersing dangerous toxins that threaten our homes and communities and the surrounding environment.

Need help recycling? Call us at 877-576-9379 Or, email us at

Batteries are hazardous material, all of them. Flooded lead acid, Gel and sealed AGM batteries, both single use and rechargeable.  They are all considered HAZARDOUS MATERIAL once they are done being used to supply power. When they are ready to be “junked” is when they are considered hazardous and that is when they should be recycled. Don’t let them sit around in your garage or company warehouse! This is when we all need to take action! You need to recycle and Powerstride Battery is available to help.

We can take the Haz-Mat batteries as an authorized and insured waste handler, and we can safely and legally get hazmat battery cores to the recycling facility.

Batteries are considered hazardous because of the metals and/or other toxic or corrosive materials contain within. Batteries are made from a number of different materials. These materials include acid, lead, nickel, lithium, cadmium, alkaline, mercury and nickel metal hydride. When batteries are not properly disposed of the casing will eventually disintegrate and the toxic chemicals within will make their way into the surrounding environment. The leaking material can contaminate the soil and water and some of the elements can accumulate in wildlife and humans.

Sadly, not enough batteries are being recycled. According to a report entitled, “Household Universal Waste Generation in California”, back in August 2002, there were 507,259,000 batteries sold in California in the year 2001. According to survey results published in the report, only 0.55% of these batteries were recycled! Sure there has been better efforts made since then but there is more work to do to get California toxic free.

Maybe you think batteries are not very big and can’t make that much of an impact on the environment but the problem is batteries are made in the billions with around 180,000 tons of batteries being discarded in the USA every year and California is a big state contributor to battery production and waste.

Many groups and agencies and companies are doing their part. Local councils and authorities have joined together with battery manufacturers to develop battery recycling programs. These efforts are preventing the used batteries from ending up in the landfill and instead are putting them back to production facilities to reuse the recycled materials. Recycling involves melting or reducing the batteries down and recovering the material contained within them so it can be reused again. In instances where the battery cannot be recycled, they are disposed of in a way that means the toxic chemicals cannot enter the environment.

So, we all have a responsability to be good tewards of our environment. let's take the initiative and do our part together. Not only is it the right thing to do it is more cost effective to deal with right away rather than to try to ignore the problem and face it after the damage has been done.

For help recycling, contact Powerstride Battery Co. today to recycle your old batteries! Call us at 877-576-9379.