What is Core Charge and Why Do We Charge It?
Wondering why you’re paying a battery core charge when you purchase a car battery? In all 50 states, retailers can charge a battery core charge and in over 30 states, it is required by law.
The core charge, also known as a core price, is a form of deposit you pay until returning your old part. If you don't have the core at the time of purchase, you must pay the core charge. That charge is refunded to you when you return the core.
The core charge is actually similar to the deposit you might pay for a can or bottle of soft drink or beer. In many states, to promote recycling, you are charged a deposit when you purchase a can of soda and you receive your deposit back when you return the empty can.
Core charge works the same way for batteries. You pay core charge for many of the cells available on the market and you are eligible for core credit upon return of the old core item. As long as the old battery is in acceptable condition, the store will refund you the core price you paid. This is intended to promote battery recycling. Needless to say, the main target is to reduce waste and pollution.
Returning Cores to ReplaceUPSBattery
ReplaceUPSBattery will charge core fee only for a limited list of products. If you have paid a core charge for a battery purchased online from us, you are eligible for core credit upon return of the old core battery. Please follow the steps as described in our Core Charge Policy to return your core and be refunded. Please note that before returning the used core, you have to drain all fluids from the core (if the battery is not sealed) and place it in a plastic bag to prevent leakage in transit. Then, pack the used core in the box that contained the original part you received from ReplaceUPSBattery.
ReplaceUPSBattery is fully committed to protect the environment, reduce waste and preserve natural resources. Hereof we offer our customers a cost-effective battery Recycling Program.
If you have any outstanding questions about core charges and battery recycling, or any other general questions you need answered, please give us a call at (800) 409-0250.