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Household Alkaline Batteries

Disposal

Some household hazardous waste collection events and facilities collect alkaline batteries for recycling. If a household hazardous waste collection event or facility is not available, small alkaline batteries may be disposed of in the regular trash. Since batteries often still have some charge left when disposed, they should be properly wrapped to avoid being a fire hazard.

 

Place a piece of tape securely over each terminal end of the alkaline battery before placing it in the trash. Alternatively, individual alkaline batteries can be placed in a strong plastic zip top bag before placing in the trash.  

 

These procedures are intended alkaline batteries from households only.