Waste Management

Rechargeable Batteries

batterycharger.pngRechargeable batteries are found in cameras, cell phones, and power tools. These batteries contain many toxic metals such as nickel cadmium and lithium. Common household alkaline batteries (AA, AAA, C, D, and 9-volt) are trash and are currently not recycled.

Municipal Collection

Towns can provide rechargeable battery recycling at no cost by contacting www.call2recycle.org. Free boxes can be filled with rechargeable batteries and cell phones and sent off with no shipping fees at UPS stores or by UPS trucks if you catch them. May not fit in UPS drop boxes.


At these stores: Best Buy, Staples, and Home Depot as well as other stores including electronics stores. They also take cell phones and pagers.