Beginning January 1, 2010, the US DOT has placed new regulations on the transportation of used dry-cell batteries throughout the United States. This 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 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 two links below:
Battery Recycling Flyer I
Battery Recycling Flyer II
For information on disposal of batteries, please call 732-506-5047