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."

General Statutes

G.S. 130A-309.70 Landfilling and incineration of lead-acid batteries prohibited; delivery for recycling.

G.S. 130A-309.71 Retailers required to accept lead-acid batteries for recycling; posting of notice required.

G.S. 130A-309.72 Wholesalers required to accept lead-acid batteries.

G.S. 130A-309.73 Inspections of battery retailers authorized; construction of this Part.

More Resources

Recycling Battery Sign (sign suitable for printing)