Figure 2 - Disposition of All Used Lead-Acid Batteries

Figure 2 - Disposition of All Used Lead-Acid Batteries

Passenger cars, trucks, and motorcycles (Thousand tons)

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Year Total recovered Total discarded
1970 640 180
1980 1,040 450
1990 1,470 40
1995 1,620 190
1999 1,880 60

SOURCES:
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Municipal Solid Waste in the United States: 1999 Facts and Figures, EPA530-R-01-014 (Washington DC: July 2001).
_____. Characterization of Municipal Solid Waste in the U.S. (Washington, DC: Various years).