Rechargeable batteries are commonly found in items such as cell phones, tablets, laptops, power tools, and remote control vehicles. These batteries are designed to be recharged and reused over and over, making them a much more eco-friendly and cost-effective option than disposable batteries.
Putting rechargeable batteries in the trash or recycling bin can be dangerous, as disposed batteries can catch fire or cause an explosion if not handled properly. It's important to always check your common household items for any rechargeable batteries before disposing.
Rechargeable batteries should not be placed in either the garbage or recycling cart, but should be taken to a battery disposal drop-off location. Your local recycling center or hardware store may have battery disposal options available.
Call2recycle is a great resource for locating your closest battery drop off location. You can also locate your nearest drop-off site by calling this number: 1-877-2-RECYCLE.