Batteries are banned from the trash. Batteries are hazardous waste and must be disposed of properly.
Reuse is a great way to extend the life of materials and keep them out of the waste stream. Try these ideas:
Rechargeable batteries are greatly preferred given that they can be used over and over, significantly reducing the amount of waste generated by their disposable counterparts. Rechargeable batteries come in most standard shapes and sizes including those in cordless phones, power tools, and laptops. Once no longer useable, they can be recycled for metals reclamation.
Rechargeable batteries are recyclable at most locations, while disposable batteries are typically only accepted at recycling centers. Call for details first. Recycle Batteries - Household at these locations:
|Arcata Community Recycling Center|
|Eureka Recycling Center|
|Humboldt Sanitation and Recycling|
|Redway Transfer Station|
You can safely dispose of Batteries - Household at these locations: