Battery Chargers Alternative ways to recycle Electronic Waste Battery chargers should be disposed of as electronic waste. For details on how to dispose of batteries, click here. City Specific Disposal OptionsPlease check with your city page (residential or commercial) to confirm if electronic waste (e-waste) disposal options are available, such as home collection, drop-off locations, and/or events. (These options vary per city.) Household E-Waste Drop-OffYour city or county may offer E-Waste and Household Hazardous Waste (HHW) drop-off sites and collection events.– Los Angeles County: S.A.F.E. Collection Centers and events– Riverside County– San Bernardino County– Ventura County Disposal Options For BusinessesE-waste cannot be placed in your containers. Schedule a Special Waste Collection by emailing [email protected] or calling Athens’ Customer Service Department at 888-336-6100. Fees may apply. Some e-waste drop-off centers may allow drop off by small business generators (check links above). Never Throw in the Garbage Battery chargers are banned from the trash because they contain metals and corrosive chemicals that contaminate the environment if not properly processed. Lithium-Ion Batteries Cause Fires Battery chargers can contain lithium-ion batteries, which are sensitive and can start fires when put in the garbage or curbside recycling. Always dispose of rechargeable batteries and devices properly to keep sanitation workers safe. Alternative Ways to Recycle The Big Green Box Battery Recycling Program The Big Green Box is a mail-in battery recycling program for both residences and businesses. Their system is simple: order a box, fill it with used batteries, and ship it back to the company’s EPA-approved recycling center. Learn more. Recycle With AutoZone AutoZone is a nationwide retailer of aftermarket car parts that accepts used auto battery chargers at their retail stores. Find a store. Did You Know? Rechargeable Devices Start Garbage and Recycling Fires All rechargeable devices contain rechargeable batteries. These batteries are sensitive to contact and pressure, so if they get tossed in the garbage or regular recycling, they can easily start fires in garbage trucks or at recycling facilities. Keep sanitation workers safe by making sure your electronic devices are disposed of properly.