Single-use Batteries

Northern Labrador

Single-use batteries, or dry-cell batteries, are considered hazardous waste since they contain toxic heavy metals and acids that can pollute the environment when disposed of in a landfill. The most common types are alkaline and zinc carbon batteries often used in flashlights and battery-operated toys. Once the power source has been drained, these batteries must be disposed of properly.

Think About It

Rechargeable batteries can save you money and cut down on the amount of waste you generate.