How to recycle/dispose of
batteries - household, rechargeable
County facilities accepting batteries - household, rechargeable:
Household Hazardous Waste drop-off events
Shady Grove Processing Facility & Transfer Station
Dry cell and alkaline batteries used in flashlights, toys, and appliances are no longer considered to be hazardous waste. Manufacturers responded to environmental concerns, and now produce dry cell and alkaline batteries that are virtually free of mercury. Therefore, these batteries may be disposed of in your household trash. [Additional information about batteries as hazardous waste]
Lithium, lithium-ion, and nickel-cadmium (rechargeable) batteries; uninterruptible power supplies; and lead acid (car) batteries continue to contain metals which are valuable, or which must be disposed of properly.
- County-provided disposal options
- Take batteries from your home to:
- Take batteries from your business (small quantity generators
- Battery recycling at local retailers
- To find the nearest collection site, visit the Rechargeable Battery
Recycling Corporation's look-up feature: www.call2recycle.org
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This information last updated 4/10/2013.