Recycle Right

Household batteries include single-use and rechargeable batteries in a variety of sizes (AA, AAA, 9v, etc.). Use of rechargeable batteries is recommended in order to reduce the number of batteries being disposed each year.

  • Rechargeable batteries can be recycled at Batteries Plus Bulbs stores. They are also accepted at SWACO’s permanent Household Hazardous Waste facility.
  • Single-use household batteries (alkaline and other types) are accepted at SWACO’s permanent Household Hazardous Waste facility. Mail-in programs that are available for a fee from Call2Recycle.
  • Modern-day alkaline batteries no longer contain mercury and are classified as non-toxic by the Environmental Protection Agency and can be disposed of in household trash.
ATTENTION
  • 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.
  • Safety first! In order 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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