AAA Great Battery Round-up April 22-24 |

AAA Great Battery Round-up April 22-24

AAA Colorado is celebrating Earth Day 2010 through auto battery recycling. From Thursday, April 22 through Saturday, April 24, consumers can bring used car batteries to Mike’s Mountain Motors in Frisco for free recycling.

“Many don’t realize that batteries are made of hazardous materials, and it’s imperative that they not be left sitting around the house or discarded with trash,” said Scott Soper, AAA Colorado’s battery service manager.

When properly recycled, nearly every part of an automotive battery can be reused. Automotive batteries have three major components: lead, acid and plastic. Lead can be recycled and reused indefinitely in the production of new batteries. Sulfuric acid can be reused for new batteries; it can be neutralized, purified and tested before being released as clean water; or it can be converted to sodium sulfate, a product used in fertilizer, dyes and other products. The plastic battery cases can be recycled for new batteries.

Since 1997, AAA has recycled more than four million automotive batteries. About 100 million motorists replace their batteries each year.

Mike’s Mountain Motors is located at 699 N. Ten Mile Dr., Frisco. A complete list of AAA Colorado Great Battery Round-up sites throughout Colorado can be found at

– Daily News staff report

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