How to Dispose of Batteries in Four Easy Steps
Ever wonder what to do with your old batteries? You are not alone. According to Call2Recyle, nearly 3 out of 10 Americans are not sure how to dispose of their old batteries. Many either throw them in the trash or end up putting them in the recycling container. Both these methods are incorrect, and people along with property can be at serious risk.
Why is Proper Battery Disposal Important?
Any and all types of batteries need special handling because they can spark and explode, causing fires in a truck or at a materials recovery facility. This even includes small batteries found in greeting cards, electronic toys, or vapes.
Battery fires are a hazard for our communities, drivers, and workers. Batteries can also leak harmful heavy metals and other toxic, corrosive materials that end up in our local soils, groundwater, and streams.