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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 may now bring your rechargeable and button batteries to the County Connection, located in the Ocean County Mall, and drop them off at the Call2Recycle box (located at the front desk) for proper disposal.

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, cell phones, laptops, digital cameras, two-way radios, camcorders, and remote control toys. Rechargeable batteries often resemble non-rechargeabler alkaline batteries. The label on the battery will indicate whether or not it is rechargeable.

Rechargeable and button batteries should be recycled while all other (i.e. non-rechargeable) batteries, such as alkaline, can be disposed of in your regular household trashnormal household trash. OR visit Call2Recycle to learn more about Zero Waste solutions for battery disposal (there may be fees for these services).

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

 Ocean County Battery Recycling Flyers