Rechargeable Battery Disposal

Don't​ Put Rechargeable Batteries in Your Curbside Bins!

Rechargeable batteries are increasingly popular, bringing us convenient solutions while we develop new technology. However, they can be highly flammable when disposed of in regular garbage or recycling bins and present a serious safety risk.

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What are rechargeable batteries?

Rechargeable batteries are commonly found in items such as cell phones, tablets, laptops, power tools, and remote control vehicles. These batteries are designed to be recharged and reused over and over, making them a much more eco-friendly and cost-effective option than disposable batteries.

What is the impact of disposing of rechargeable batteries in your curbside bins?

Putting rechargeable batteries in the trash or recycling bin can be dangerous, as disposed batteries can catch fire​ or cause an explosion​ if not handled properly. ​ It's important to always check your common household items for any rechargeable batteries before disposing.

How do you properly dispose of rechargeable batteries?

Rechargeable batteries should not​ be placed in either the garbage or recycling cart, but should be taken to a battery disposal drop-off location. Your local recycling center or hardware store may have battery disposal options available.

Call2recycle​ is a great resource for locating your closest battery drop off location. You can also locate your nearest drop-off site by calling this number: 1-877-2-RECYCLE.

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