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The Northern and Southern Recycling Centers accept dry cell, button, and lead acid (car, truck, boat) batteries. Operating hours for the Northern and Southern Recycling Centers are 7:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Monday through Saturday.

***New*** You can bring your rechargeable batteries and button batteries to the County Connection and drop them off at the Call2Recycle box located at the front desk.

AVOID THE SPARK There are hidden dangers tied to improper handling and disposal of batteries at their end-of-life. Some batteries can spark which has led to a surge in fires at recycling and waste facilities across the country. If you want to learn more please visit Call2Recycle Avoid the Spark Campaign

Ocean County Department of Solid Waste Management partnered with Call2Recycle to bring this program to the residents free of Charge. Batteries covered under the program include:

. Nickel Cadmium (Ni-Cd)
. Nickel Metal Hydride (N|-MH)
. Lithium lon (Li-ion)
. Nickel Zinc (Ni-Zn)
. Small Sealed Lead - less the 11lbs (Pb)

Rechargeable batteries are found in cordless power tools, cellular phones, laptop computers, digital cameras, two-way radios, camcorders, and remote control toys. Rechargeable batteries sometimes look like regular alkaline batteries. The label on the battery will indicate if it is rechargeable.

Rechargeable and button batteries will be recycled while all other non-rechargeable batteries, such as alkaline, can be disposed of as normal household trash or visit Call2Recycle to learn more about Zero Waste solutions for a fee.

For more information about how to distinguish between battery types and how to properly dispose of batteries, please click on the links below:

 Ocean County Battery Recycling Flyers