Common hazardous ingredients
Lead, sulfuric acid.
Corrosive; sulfuric acid can burn skin; harmful to eyes; irritant if inhaled.
Wear chemical splash goggles and heavy rubber gloves when handling batteries or adding water.
Store in a secure area that is locked or away from children and sources of sparks or flames.
In Oregon, it is illegal to dispose of vehicle batteries in the garbage. Trade in your old battery when purchasing a new one. All battery retail outlets are required to take back your old vehicle battery. For information about recycling larger quantities in Clackamas, Multnomah and Washington counties, ask Metro.
Choose longer-life batteries.