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Recycling Household Batteries
With National Battery Day approaching on February 28, 2018 we want to educate residents on ways to ensure your batteries are properly recycled.
5 Tips For Safe and Easy Battery Recycling
- Safety first! Be sure to safely prep your batteries. There are two options: bag or tape. Option A: Bag each battery in its own clear plastic bag before placing it in a storage container. Option B: you can tape the terminals with clear packing, non-conductive electrical or duct tape, keeping label visible.
- Stay cool. Store the batteries in a cool, dry place. Incidents can occur when batteries (or the devices they power such as a cellphone or tablet) are exposed to inclement or excessively hot weather. Store them in a plastic container; avoid metal.
- Possible damage? If you see a swollen or bulging battery, immediately put it in a non-flammable material such as sand or kitty litter in a cool, dry place. DO NOT THROW AWAY. Bring it to the Recycling Center.
- Timing is everything. Aim to drop batteries to recycle within six months, ensuring they are bagged or taped. You can use Call2Recycle’s locator to find the nearest drop-off site.
- Spread the word. As we all use batteries to power our world, share the knowledge about battery recycling. It’s the right thing to do and helps keep batteries out of landfills!
For more information about the items we take visit the Stella Roberts Recycling Center page.