As Duracell’s website says: “Alkaline batteries can be safely disposed of with normal household waste.” Energizer confirms that regular batteries are fine to toss in the trash, but says rechargeable batteries should be recycled according to US federal guidelines.23 Jan 2015
How do you dispose of batteries in Los Angeles?
- Drop off household batteries at a temporary Household Hazardous Waste Collection Event or Permanent Center.
- Check with your local electronics store or mobile phone provider for rechargeable battery disposal option.
- Drop off at a designed County Library or Designated Collection site (listed below)
Where can I recycle alkaline batteries?
Earth911 says : Outside of CA it is legal to throw single-use alkaline batteries in your regular trash however we strongly encourage you to recycle them instead. Many cities and counties will collect single-use batteries during their household hazardous waste collection events.7 Sep 2016
Where do I dispose of old batteries?
If they’re alkaline batteries, you can throw them away or recycle them, unless your local government requires them to be disposed of at a designated facility. If they’re rechargeable batteries or lithium-ion batteries, bring them to a recycling center so they can be properly disposed of.
Can you throw away batteries in California?
In California it is illegal to throw any type of battery (including disposable single-use batteries) in the trash. Proven cost-effective and environmentally safe recycling processes are not yet universally available for alkaline batteries.
Can you throw away rechargeable batteries?
Rechargeable, Lithium Ion batteries can be recycled, but only at specified locations. When you discard them, they must be disposed of at a household hazardous waste collection point (check with your local landfill) or battery recycling drop off location, NOT placed in the trash.