See: auto battery info for residents; takeback info for businesses: auto batteries
Law: Laws of NY State (Search for Environmental Conservation Law (ENV), Article 27, Title 17: Lead-Acid Battery Recycling)
Regulations: NY Codes, Rules and Regulations (Search for Title 6, Chapter IV, Subchapter B Solid Wastes, Part 374, Subpart 374-1.7: Spent Lead-Acid Batteries being Reclaimed by Battery Crackers or Secondary Lead Smelters) Part 374 regulations also posted at NYS Dept of Environmental Conservation
Summary: A lead-acid battery recycling statute was established as part of the NY State Environmental Conservation Law to facilitate the collection and recycling of lead-acid batteries by prohibiting the improper disposal of lead-acid batteries, establishing a financial incentive for the return of used batteries, and requiring lead-acid battery retailers and distributors to accept used batteries free of charge from the public.
Lead acid battery management and facilities are generally subject to hazardous waste management or universal waste regulations with certain exceptions.
ny state hazardous waste management law
ny state universal waste management standards
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