AAA Mid-Atlantic Plants a Tree for Every Auto Battery Replaced and Recycled from April 21st – April 28th 

Hamilton, NJ  – In honor of Earth Day, AAA is once again implementing its car battery recycling program between April 21 and April 28. Whenever an AAA member has a new car battery installed and the old battery recycled, the auto club will have a tree planted in one of America’s National Forests. 

Nationally, AAA has recycled more than eight million automotive batteries  and continues to promote the environmental importance of recycling of this essential automotive part since improperly stored or disposed of car batteries create health, fire and safety hazards for humans, animals and the environment.

The auto club first began its mobile battery recycling efforts in 1997, and this year, AAA anticipates it will replace and recycle an additional two million batteries via its roadside battery replacement service.  Regionally, AAA Mid-Atlantic recycles more than 131,000 batteries a year on average throughout New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Delaware, Maryland, Virginia, and the District of Columbia.

Upon the completion of this year’s recycling program, AAA Mid-Atlantic will have planted more than 3,500 trees in the last five years. The tree plantings are made possible through the Arbor Day Foundation, a non-profit conservation and education organization.

“AAA understands the tremendous environmental impact recycling car batteries has in terms of reducing toxic waste and unnecessary production of new materials.  Sixty to 80 percent of car batteries consist of hard rubber or plastic. Recycling lessens the demand for original materials required for new products,” said Tracy Noble, spokesperson for AAA Mid-Atlantic.  “AAA Mid-Atlantic is pleased to do its part in recycling used car batteries to help protect the earth, and to help sustain the environment by contributing to the greening of America through the planting of trees.”

Additionally, to support Earth Day, AAA Mid-Atlantic will be accepting old car batteries for recycling at our Car Care Insurance Travel locations. AAA Members and non-Members alike can drop off their used car, motorcycle, and lawn mower batteries at a http://midatlantic.aaa.com/Automotive/ClubOwnedRepair AAA Care Car Insurance and Travel Centers at:

Toms River                                         Mount Laurel                        Eatontown
1199 Rt. 37 East                                  4010 Dearborn Circle           251 State Route 35 N
Toms River, NJ 08753                          Mt. Laurel, NJ 08054             Eatontown, NJ 07724

As a benefit to members, AAA’s Mobile Battery Service travels to a member’s location to test their batteries, replace those that are spent, and recycle the old battery.

AAA Members can call 866-AAA-AUTO (866-222-2886) for AAA’s Mobile Battery Service or visit http://midatlantic.aaa.com/Automotive/MobileBattery .