How to Properly Dispose of a Battery

BATTERY DISPOSAL

proper battery disposal
So that time has come, you finally have to replace your battery. But… what do you do with the old battery? As most of us know, 9 times out of 10 batteries should not be thrown into the normal trash.  Chrome Battery has come up with a broken down list explaining how to dispose of different types of batteries below: 

 

  • ALKALINES: 
    Alkaline batteries can be a bit tricky. First things first, taping the ends of your alkalines is always a smart idea. This will ensure if there is any energy left in them, if they connect with another battery, a spark will not ignite. These batteries can usually be put into the recycling, in some places thrown into normal garbage, or given to a collection site. 
  • POWER SPORT BATTERIES:
    Power sport batteries should never go into the house trash or recycling. Any battery that comes with the term “lead”, “acid”, or “rechargeable”, should be disposed of at a drop off location. These locations could be a local junk yards, an auto parts store, etc. Check out Earth911 to find a good local sport for you! 

 

HOW DO I FIND A DISPOSAL SITE?
If you are looking for a place to dispose of any sort of battery near you, we have compiled a list of different sites you can use! 

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