Nov 19, 2019

Dispose of Batteries

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#Contact your local library or community center. In the US and UK, many libraries offer battery recycling drop-off sites. Some community centers or city halls may also accept batteries for recycling.<ref>http://www.hennepin.us/~/media/hennepinus/residents/recycling/documents/battery-recycling.pdf</ref>[[Image:Dispose of Batteries Step 8 Version 2.jpg|center]]
 
#Contact your local library or community center. In the US and UK, many libraries offer battery recycling drop-off sites. Some community centers or city halls may also accept batteries for recycling.<ref>http://www.hennepin.us/~/media/hennepinus/residents/recycling/documents/battery-recycling.pdf</ref>[[Image:Dispose of Batteries Step 8 Version 2.jpg|center]]
 
#Call your waste collection service. The company that collects garbage or recycling from your home or workplace may offer hazardous waste disposal services. Even if they cannot collect your batteries, they may have a disposal site where you can drop off your batteries and other hazardous waste materials.[[Image:Dispose of Batteries Step 9 Version 2.jpg|center]]
 
#Call your waste collection service. The company that collects garbage or recycling from your home or workplace may offer hazardous waste disposal services. Even if they cannot collect your batteries, they may have a disposal site where you can drop off your batteries and other hazardous waste materials.[[Image:Dispose of Batteries Step 9 Version 2.jpg|center]]
#Check with local electronics or hardware retailers. Many businesses will accept batteries for recycling or disposal. In many cases, you can simply return your batteries to the store where you originally purchased them. If you aren't sure if a store will accept your batteries, call ahead. If the store does not accept used batteries, they may be able to suggest an alternative. [[Image:Dispose of Batteries Step 10.jpg|center]]
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#Check with local electronics or hardware retailers. Many businesses will accept batteries for recycling or disposal. In many cases, you can simply return your batteries to the store where you originally purchased them. If you aren't sure if a store will accept your batteries, call ahead. If the store does not accept used batteries, they may be able to suggest an alternative. [[Image:Dispose of Batteries Step 10.jpg|center]]
 
===Storing Dead Batteries before Disposal===
 
===Storing Dead Batteries before Disposal===
 
#Store your dead batteries away from children and pets. Many types of batteries contain hazardous materials, such as mercury, lead, or acid. While you are waiting to dispose of your batteries, keep them in a place where they will not be accessible to children or pets who might be harmed by playing with them or swallowing them.<ref>https://www.safekids.org/safetytips/field_risks/batteries</ref>[[Image:Dispose of Batteries Step 11.jpg|center]]
 
#Store your dead batteries away from children and pets. Many types of batteries contain hazardous materials, such as mercury, lead, or acid. While you are waiting to dispose of your batteries, keep them in a place where they will not be accessible to children or pets who might be harmed by playing with them or swallowing them.<ref>https://www.safekids.org/safetytips/field_risks/batteries</ref>[[Image:Dispose of Batteries Step 11.jpg|center]]


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