HOW TO RECYCLE / DISPOSE BATTERIES
Put dry cell and alkaline batteries into your normal trash. These are often found in flashlights, toys, and appliances.
WHICH BATTERIES NEED SPECIAL DISPOSAL?
- Lithium batteries
- lithium-ion batteries
- nickel-cadmium batteries
- lead acid (vehicle) batteries
- uninterruptible power supplies (personal & network)
- tool batteries
Do not dispose of these battery types in your regular trash.
WHERE CAN I TAKE BATTERIES FOR SPECIAL DISPOSAL?
BUTTON, AND SMALL AND LARGE RECHARGEABLE BATTERIES
The safest methods of transporting these batteries are to protect terminals by
- placing each battery individually into a plastic bag, or
- taping the ends with masking tape or another non-metallic tape.
When carrying small batteries in your pocket, do not mix them with coins and house keys.
LEAD ACID/VEHICLE BATTERIES
We accept lead acid or vehicle batteries from residents,at no charge at our Household Hazardous Waste events and the Flintstones, Oldtown, and Little Orleans Refuse Sites. Penn-Mar Recycling, accepts batteries at their rear door during business hours.