Batteries (button cell, lithium, silver oxide, zinc-air and zinc-carbon) are considered hazardous waste and require special care upon disposal or recycling. Car batteries should also be handled properly (see tips below). Batteries should never be disposed of in your trash bin due to environmental impacts to the landfill and potential fire hazards.
Residential battery disposal (all types)
Battery Disposal for Businesses
Some local retailers such as hardware and home improvement stores offer battery recycling programs. Auto part stores and retail centers with auto services may also accept car batteries for recycling. For more recycling tips or to find a battery drop-off location near you, visit www.earth911.com.
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