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Batteries

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Instructions

Dispose of batteries at the Alameda County Household Hazardous Waste (ACHHW) Facility at 2100 East 7th Street, Oakland, you can call (800) 606-6606 for their specific hours.

As you collect batteries, try to tape their terminals so that any charge left in them might not spark a fire.

Alternatives

Invest in reusable, rechargeable batteries, but be sure to sort them appropriately during disposal. Or opt for appliances that can be plugged in charged via solar.

Facts

Batteries contain toxic and corrosive chemicals that can hurt people and contaminate soil and water. Batteries are made from materials such as zinc, manganese, potassium, and steel that can be scrapped and recycled at a properly accredited facility.

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