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Old 05-24-2017, 08:24 PM   #29
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Yeah, just find an old battery and take it back with receipt. Get you money back.
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Old 05-24-2017, 08:53 PM   #30
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Originally Posted by davendeb View Post
Yeah, just find an old battery and take it back with receipt. Get you money back.
Make sure it is a similar size/weight if it is smaller they may only give partial credit.
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Old 05-25-2017, 04:52 AM   #31
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Originally Posted by spdracr39 View Post
Make sure it is a similar size/weight if it is smaller they may only give partial credit.
As long as it's not a lawn mower or motorcycle battery (SIGNIFICANTLY smaller), I've never had them question what the size or group was of the battery that I've turned in, and I've turned in a few . . . and recycled more!
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Old 05-26-2017, 09:53 AM   #32
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As hohenwald48 says, the "core charge" is a trade-in (exchange) value. The list price on a lead-acid battery is nearly always given assuming there will be an old battery to exchange, so you have to pony up the extra if you have nothing to trade.

Lead-acid batteries are nearly 100% recycled and actually have a fairly substantial market value.
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Old 05-26-2017, 10:17 AM   #33
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There are still a good number of folks that can't be bothered to recycle or are so opposed to any government rules that they would rather pollute than do what is right. Maybe they never heard about the problem of lead in drinking water in Flint Michigan.
Heavy metals such as Lead, Mercury, Copper etc can leach into our drinking water which in turn can get absorbed by people causing numerous health and mental problems.

The political dislike of all things government may make some feel empowered but it doesn't change Science and facts. We are poisoning ourselves and many feel it's rational to make reasonable effort to slow the rate of dumping poison in our air and water to try and do less harm to our children, grandchildren etc. The core charge on batteries is an easy thing to do to get some of those that don't care about dumping poison in a landfill to do what is helpful if it puts money in their pocket.

If you buy a new battery and have none to turn in I suggest you keep the receipt as that can establish a minimum value for any old battery you ever turn in.
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I bought a generator from Walmart that had electric start but the battery was dead. It was a very small bat. about 2 1/2" wide 5" long an 6" high. I brought it back to Walmart and bought a much bigger motorcycle battery and used the gen. battery for a core,no problem. I could have gotten a replacement but didn't want a small battery. Another time I bought a battery for my truck and found a dead battery at a yard sale for $1 and used it for a core.
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Going to be getting 4 - 8D batteries with no core charge. That leaves me with 4 - 150# batteries to sell to a recycler.
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Old 05-30-2017, 08:09 AM   #36
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Going to be getting 4 - 8D batteries with no core charge. That leaves me with 4 - 150# batteries to sell to a recycler.
I bet the core charge is built into the price of the battery. I also bet that they will give you credit if you turn the old battery in, probably more than the scrap dealer will give you. I would hate to be the UPS guy delivering them to your porch if you bought them over the internet...
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