Test Your Knowledge on Recycling

Pop Quiz: What is the most commonly recycled material?

A: Paper
B: Aluminum
C: Car Batteries
D: Glass
E: Plastic

The answer might surprise you: car batteries.

carbatteries

The U.S. recycles about 70% of office paper, about 54% of our aluminum, about 35% glass, about 30% of plastic, and 99% of car batteries.

Unfortunately, improper handling of old lead acid batteries one of the worst pollution problems for the globe. At Junk King, we use EPA-approved recyclers to ensure that the lead stays out of landfills and our water. (We like to fish.)