Like aluminum and 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 radiation.
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 recycling process.
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 cleaner environment.
Please remember to bring your driver's license or state ID as this is a
State Law to sell your scrap metal.
D&L Recycling is a registered scrap metal recycler with the Ohio Department of Public Safety-Division of Homeland Security and works with all local law enforcement to prevent theft.
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