It is illegal to place batteries in your waste bins. Batteries should be disposed of as hazardous waste. They can spark fires or create an unsafe environment for waste workers. If properly collected, battery recyclers can repurpose the metal.
Household Hazardous Waste CollectionBatteries can be taken to a special drop-off site for Household Hazardous Waste. Click here to find your city or county’s designated e-waste and/or Household Hazardous Waste drop-off site or collection event.
Storage tips to avoid short-circuiting and fires.