Day: October 22, 2019

How to Properly Dispose of Batteries in the United States

How to Properly Dispose of Batteries in the United States

How to Properly Dispose of Batteries in the United States

10/22/19

“How should one properly dispose of batteries in the United States?”

 

Although incredibly commonplace, batteries are also some of the most toxic devices manufactured today. Their corrosive electrolytes and elements make them dangerous to throw away without any consideration. For this reason, some batteries must be disposed of in a special manner. If you live in the U.S in a state that is not California, all batteries except for watch batteries can be disposed of in the trash. If you would like to recycle a single-use battery, you must contact a local solid waste district to learn if there is a nearby collection program or upcoming event, find a battery recycling center, or find a mail-in battery recycling program. This is How to Properly Dispose of Batteries in the United States.