BATTERY DISPOSAL

proper battery disposalSo 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!