Wednesday, November 28, 2018

Allegany County accepts lead-acid batteries

Do you have automotive (lead-acid) batteries lying around that you don’t know what to do with? Allegany County is proud to announce that we accept these at all Allegany County Transfer Stations during normal business hours, at no charge. Lead-acid batteries can also be found in motorcycles, ATV’s, farm equipment, powered ride-on toys and many other applications. Why recycle these? The lead in these batteries can be very detrimental to personal and environmental health. New York State regulation went into effect on January 1, 1991 that prohibits the disposal of these types of batteries by any method other than recycling. Please contact Tim Palmiter, Allegany County Recycling Coordinator, with any questions regarding lead-acid battery, or any other, recycling at 585-268-7282 or