Have you set up a Battery Recycle Bin?

We all use batteries every day. Think of all things in your day to day life that are powered by batteries your phone, computers, remote controls, flashlights, power tools, etc. This is what makes batteries so important to us, they are a source of portable electrical energy, however, at the end of a battery’s life, it is also important that we dispose of them properly.

Batteries contain hazardous substances, corrosive materials and heavy metals that can impair our health and the environment. If not disposed of properly batteries begin to rot away in landfill sites. They may leak chemicals into the ground, which can cause soil and water pollution. When chemicals contaminate soil and water animals and our environment can be harmed. Recycling your batteries is a great way to help protect the environment!

How can you help in your role at work and at home?

  1. Set up a battery recycle box at your home or office
  2. Find a drop off location near you using Earth 911 Recycling Locator 
  3. Use rechargeable AA, AAA, C, D & 9V batteries as they have a much longer life, needing to be recycled less often