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With the amount of technology we have on our hands, we have batteries lying around the house. They can be hard to dispose of, and many people don’t know how to handle them safely. We have compiled these disposal tips for discarding batteries correctly.

Battery Disposal Information

Common Single-Use Batteries

These are also known as primary batteries and are extremely common around the house. They are used in items such as remote controls, toys, flashlights, etc. There are no hazardous materials used in the production of these batteries, so that you can throw them in the trash. This disposal is permitted in every state except California. They can also be recycled for their steel, zinc, or manganese.

Button Batteries

Another type of single-use battery is button batteries, and these are usually used in watches, fitness bands, and toys. These button batteries contain toxic materials, and these should be recycled safely. Some electronic stores have disposal bins for these batteries. Also, check if there is a local recycling center near you.

Rechargeable Batteries

These are used in all devices that require charging, such as laptops, cameras, smartphones, and all such appliances. These have toxic elements in them, and so they should not be disposed of in the trash. You can recycle or repurpose these batteries. If you don’t know how to do this, check for recycling centers in your area. Local trash companies often list disposal sites on their websites.

Car Batteries

You have many options with this battery. You can recycle it, sell it to a retailer, or hire a junk removal service to get rid of it. Car batteries contain hazardous materials, such as acid and lead, that can’t end up in a landfill or the ocean. Many states require stores that sell car batteries to accept old batteries. Check with a local auto supply store.

Why Hire A Junk Removal Service?

Different batteries require different ways of disposal. You may not know this, but a junk removal service does. They also know how to handle them safely. If you have batteries lying around the house or have to get rid of some, hire a junk removal service now. We offer affordable rates, and we will get rid of your batteries in an environmentally friendly way.

Contact McJunk

For more disposal tips on a wide range of items, contact McJunk at 919-850-4377.