Rechargeable Batteries

Chargeable?  Not Trashable

If you are plugging something in to recharge it-- chances are a lithium battery powers it.  Lightweight and powerful, lithium batteries are in headphones, hearing aids, electronic toothbrushes, power tools, laptops, gaming devices, hoverboards, toys, and e-cigarettes.  Lithium batteries come in a wide range of sizes, from smaller than a dime to larger than a football. Lithium batteries are sometimes hidden in a device and not easily removed.

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Rechargeable Batteries Cause Trash Fires

When a lithium battery casing is punctured, crushed, or damaged, it can lead to a fire. Trash is compacted, crushed, and smashed by equipment-- no item is left unscathed.  It can take days for batteries in the trash system to catch fire, leading to disaster.   The best way to dispose of batteries is to recycle them. Recycling is available, free of charge, at the Special Waste Facility.

Lithium Battery Frequently Asked Questions