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About the new recycle system for used lead-acid car batteries

BAJ's recycle policy for used batteries

Promoting an enduring recycle process

  • Appropriate dispoal of used car batteries
  • Environmental conservation and effective resource utilization
  • Prevention of illegal disposal
  • Compliance with relevant laws


The Battery Association of Japan (BAJ) has operated a voluntary recycle (trade-in) system since 1994, pursuing appropriate disposal of used lead-acid car batteries in cooperation with Japanese battery manufacturers.

Outline of new recycle system

Battery recycling is overseen by the Lead Acid Storage Battery Recycle Association (SBRA), which has wide-area certification.
BAJ is encouraging battery importers to participate in this system.
The new recycle system will become operational on July 21, 2012.

Outline of new recycle system

※For consumers: please contact your battery distributor

For more information about the new recycle system, please contact:

The Lead Acid Storage Battery Recycle Association (SBRA)
Tel: 0120-838-029
Kikai Shinko Kaikan, 3-5-8 Shiba Koen, Minato-ku, Tokyo, 105-0011