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<Municipal Solid Waste Management>
1.7.6 Wet batteries
|Sound practices for dealing with wet batteries
- Recycling in controlled environments. It is important to note
that small-scale recycling is typically highly polluting and should be
- Drainage of acid with subsequent neutralization, and melting
of the metal casing in a nonferrous foundry.
|Batteries stockpiled for reconstitution and resale at a recycling
factory, Cebu, Philippines.
(credit: Chris Furedy)
Used wet batteries are generated wherever car maintenance is done. These
batteries contain acids and lead, both of which are hazardous.