The correct way to dispose of old batteries depends on your battery type. Alkaline batteries, which are the most common types of household batteries, can be safely disposed of with normal waste. However, car batteries and lithium batteries, which are often used in phones and computers, are not safe to leave in landfills.
Here are some ways to get rid of old batteries:
- Take the batteries to your local electronics recycling center.
- Go to your local electronics store and leave them in the designated drawers.
- Throw away all AAA, AA, 9V and D-cell batteries in the trash can.