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Department of Solid Waste Management


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.

On January 1, 2010, the US DOT placed new regulations on the transportation of used dry-cell batteries throughout the United States. This change in policy, coupled with a reduction in the concentration of toxic constituents in the most common dry-cell batteries, warrants a change in the procedures for disposing of these materials.

Rechargeable and button batteries will be recycled while all other non-rechargeable batteries, such as alkaline, can be disposed of as normal household trash.

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

 Battery Recycling Flyer I
 Battery Recycling Flyer II

For additional information, please call 732-506-5047