Batteries

Landfill

Updated on March 11, 2018

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Instructions

Put household batteries in a clear plastic bag and place on top of the landfill bin. If it's a lithium-based battery (Li, Lithium), put some tape over the battery contacts. If you live in an apartment or looking to dispose of batteries at work, there might be a small, separate bin for batteries.

Alternatives

Invest in reusable, rechargeable batteries.

Facts

Batteries are made from materials such as zinc, manganese, potassium, and steel that can be recycled.

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