Batteries

Many batteries contain harmful materials that must be disposed of correctly. Please see the guidelines below to learn the proper disposal of your batteries:

Alkaline Manganese Batteries/Small Dry-Cell Batteries
standard batteries used in toys, remote controls, flashlights, etc. 

Place these in the trash or recycle through mail-in programs.

Nickel-Cadmium (Ni-Cd) Batteries 
rechargeable form of alkaline batteries.
DO NOT TRASH. Cadium is a toxic material. Take to ACUA's next Household Hazardous Waste Day or recycle at a location near you. 


Lithium-ion (Li-ion) Batteries
rechargeable batteries found in cell phones, laptops and other electronic devices.

*hoverboard batteries

DO NOT TRASH.  Recycle through an approved electronic recycler, at our local Batteries Plus Bulbs store, or bring the battery only (no electronics) to our  next Household Hazardous Waste Day.

*ACUA will not accept batteries from hoverboards. Any recalled battery must be returned to the manufacturer. Spent batteries can be recycled through an approved electronic recycler or Batteries Plus Bulbs stores.


Silver Oxide Batteries
"button" cell batteries found in watches, calculators and hearing aids. 
DO NOT TRASH. These batteries contain mercury and may be recycled at the professional office where you received it or must be taken in a plastic bag to our next Household Hazardous Waste Day.

Lead-Acid Batteries
batteries found in cars, boats, golf carts, motorcycles and lawn mowers.

DO NOT TRASH. These batteries contain a harmful mixture of lead and sulfuric acid and must be taken to our next Household Hazardous Waste Day.



If you have other types of batteries, the first step is determining what chemicals they contain, which will tell you if they are classified as hazardous waste. The presence of cadmium, lead or mercury will indicate that you’re dealing with Household Hazardous Waste. Any recalled batteries must be returned to the manufacturer.

 
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