Recycling of batteries, accumulators and batteries is an activity whose ultimate goal is to reduce the number of batteries, accumulators and batteries that are discarded as solid urban waste. Batteries, accumulators and batteries contain various heavy metals and toxic chemicals whose disposal has been a cause of concern because of the risks of contamination of soil and water, which they represent.
If we throw them in the trash they reach the landfills and these metals, highly toxic, are released to the water cycle through the rain or the gas produced when burning the garbage. If we do not recycle these types of products, it has a high impact on the environment produced by the leachate, because the batteries are dumped with the rest of the household waste, being dumped in open garbage dumps or landfills.
In the vast majority of cities there are selective collection points for batteries, where users can deposit them and get an efficient traceability and recovery of them, there are usually large containers (shopping malls, supermarkets, etc.) for this and even In large cities there are canopies in points of the city and at bus stops to facilitate their treatment.