Batteries may contain potentially harmful materials that can pollute the environment when not disposed of properly. Residents and businesses can divert batteries from landfills through recycling and hazardous waste programs and services, where available.
Non-Rechargeable Batteries – Once the power source has been drained, these batteries must be discarded. The most common types are alkaline and zinc carbon batteries often used in flashlights and battery-operated toys. Learn more about single-use batteries.
Rechargeable Batteries – These are most often found in cell phones, laptops and other electronic devices. The most common types are lithium ion and nickel metal hydride
Lead Acid Batteries – There are two types of lead acid batteries: starter and power batteries. The starter battery is found in vehicles, while power batteries are often found in campers and boats to power accessories such as lights and winches.