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Cell Phones and Cell Phone Batteries

Cell phones and Cell Phone Batteries should NEVER be put in your curbside or drop-off recycling container. They can cause fires at the local recycling facility and put recycling workers at risk.

  • Cell phones and cell phone batteries can be recycled at a variety of locations, including Verizon, Lowes, Home Depot, and Best Buy stores.
  • SWACO Household Hazardous Waste facility and the SWACO Recycling Convenience Center will accept batteries for free.
  • Safety first! To safely prepare batteries for recycling either place each battery in its own clear plastic bag before placing it in a storage container or tape the battery terminals with clear packing tape or non-conductive electrical or duct tape, keeping the label visible so that the battery type can be identified.
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