When batteries enter the residential waste stream, they can leak toxic chemicals into the air, soil and water. They can also interact with other items in the trash and explode or catch fire.
Avoid the risk by dropping off used batteries — big and small — at an Eco Station for safe recycling at no cost.
Retailers that recycle used batteries:
*Please visit the retailer website for details and restrictions.
How to safely dispose of a battery:
- Remove the battery from the device
- Place tape over both ends of the battery, to prevent them from coming into other objects that could cause a reaction
- Drop the battery off at an Eco Station, or one of the other locations listed above, for free
You may not realize how many devices contain batteries. If it makes noise, lights up or connects to the Internet, it probably contains a battery. Don’t forget about items like remote car locks, watches, musical greeting cards and cell phones.