The manufacturer of Exide, First National Battery, is committed to the on-going protection of the environment. Automotive battery components, which include lead, plastic and acid are harmful to our environment if they are not properly treated. Fortunately, most of the components of Exide batteries are well suited to recycling.
First National Battery established a recycling facility in Benoni some years ago to reduce the risk of pollution, prevent waste and control the quality of lead used to create new batteries.
This recycling facility includes a battery breaker, an effluent plant that treats the acid, a lead smelter, a blending kettle to produce specialised alloys and scrubbers to control environmental emissions. A plastic reprocessing plant has also been recently commissioned, thereby completing the entire reprocessing cycle.
Batteries can be dropped off at any Battery Centre franchise across the country for recycling.