For proper disposal of dead batteries, please keep the battery size small, palm size only. (no automobile batteries).
Every battery saved by LCWC members creates a greener world! Dead battery recycling is one of our Club activities aiming to reduce the number of batteries being disposed as municipal solid waste.
Please tape the 9-volt male side to avoid fires.
Batteries are used to power countless numbers of devices for consumer and industrial products. The downside, however, is that no matter what type, batteries will wear out and need to be replaced. Unfortunately, many discarded batteries containing a number of heavy metals and toxic chemicals are finding their way to the landfills causing concerns over contamination and water pollution. In California it is illegal to throw any type of battery (including disposable single-use batteries) in the trash.
Of the many types of batteries, alkaline batteries are the most commonly used in our homes. Rechargeable batteries are recyclable. Although an environmentally safe recycling process is not yet universally available for single use alkaline batteries, they too must be safely disposed. Remember that “dead” batteries are not completely dead and must be stored and thrown away correctly to prevent fires.