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How to Properly Dispose of Rechargeable Batteries

Rechargeable batteries, such as those found in common household items like cell phones, tablets, toys, electric toothbrushes, tools, and remote controls should NEVER be placed in your curbside trash and recycling bins because they start fires. For this reason, rechargeable batteries need to be handled with special care. To find a drop-off location that accepts rechargeable batteries, please visit and put in your zip code. You can also call them at 1-877-2-RECYCLE.

In addition, many big box retailers accept rechargeable batteries. Some examples, are Lowe’s, Home Depot, and Staples.

What types of items have rechargeable batteries?

Smart Devices such as Smart Locks and Ring Doorbells

Children’s Toys such as Remote Control Cars

Electric Toothbrushes

Smoke Detectors

Remote Controls

Sporting Goods such as bike lights and golf rangefinders

Digital Cameras

Portable Radios

Cell Phones

Baby Monitors


Power Tools

Vaping Devices

E-Bikes, Hoverboards, and Scooters

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