Disposal of Batteries: How to Do It Right
You might have a lot of electronics at home, yet you do not know how to dispose of them properly. One perfect example is the batteries. Understanding how they should be disposed of, or at least keep or recycle them, is essential to keep the household and the environment safe. That said, here are the right ways to do it from C & D Technologies:
Disposal Of Single-Use Batteries
Household batteries are similar to the single-use cells that we commonly use. These are the 9V, D-Cell, AAA, AA, and more that are often found in your flashlights, remote control, kids’ toys, and electronics. Any battery that is not rechargeable falls into this category.
Can Household Batteries Be Thrown In The Trash?
It is okay to throw your single-use batteries in the trash except if you reside in California. Today, it is now more common to have the batteries made in a non-hazardous metal than the hazardous mercury that is used back then. One example of a dangerous battery is widely used in a wrist watch.
How To Recycle Single-Use Batteries
You can do this by contacting your local garbage collecting company to know their plan of batteries disposal. They know better the more effective and safer way to recycle the batteries.
Disposal Of Your Rechargeable Batteries
Rechargeable batteries are most commonly found in cameras, laptops, cellphones, and other electronics at home. Here are some of the kinds of rechargeable batteries:
- Nickel metal hydride and nickel-cadmium batteries
- Lithium-ion batteries
- Small sealed lead-acid batteries
Can Rechargeable Batteries Be Thrown In The Trash?
No, as these rechargeable batteries contain hazardous metals that can be dangerous to people and the environment. You can contact your local dumpster or C & D Technologies to assist you in recycling your batteries as these should not be disposed of at all.
Proper disposal and recycling of batteries should be the responsibility of the users. It is one of the most important reminders that we should always consider in ensuring the safety of the household, other people, and the environment.