Battery Recycling Facts


Did You Know?
In America, we purchase nearly 3 BILLION dry-cell batteries each year. These household batteries contain numerous hazardous compounds, like zinc, lead, nickel, alkaline, manganese, cadmium, silver and mercury…all of which will contaminate our solid waste stream. In 1989 over 620 TONS of household batteries were thrown away in the U.S., and that is double the amount discarded in 1970. Clearly this is an easy habit to change that will make an immediate impact. Rechargeable batteries can be found in remote control toys, cordless phones, cell phones, cordless power tools, video cameras, and laptop computers.
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