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Recycle your Household Batteries (AA, AAA, C, D, Lithium, Mercury, Ni-Cad)

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Household Batteries (AA, AAA, C, D, Lithium, Mercury, Ni-Cad)


Household Batteries (AA, AAA, C, D, Lithium, Mercury, Ni-Cad)


Household Batteries (AA, AAA, C, D, Lithium, Mercury, Ni-Cad)

Dry cell, button and disc batteries are used in flashlights, radios, cameras, hearing aids, watches, toys, calculators and other items in the home. These batteries may contain zinc, lead, mercury, nickel, cadmium, silver and electrolytes. If batteries leak or explode, the chemical substances contained in these batteries can cause internal and external burns and irritation. These batteries also contain heavy metals, such as lead, mercury, lithium, manganese, silver, zinc, cadmium, and nickel which can accumulate in ground and surface water, wildlife and humans when disposed of improperly.

How to recycle. If you have curbside recycling service at your home, place the household batteries in a sealable, clear plastic bag and place on top of your recycling cart lid (DO NOT set out any vehicle or other lead acid batteries).

For proper disposal. If you do not have curbside recycling, household batteries may be taken to any Public Collection Site or Household Hazardous Waste collection facility or event (see collection information below).

If you live in Clark County or one of its cities, you may dispose of unwanted household hazardous waste products at any of the following HHW collection sites or events. Eligible senior and citizens with disabilities who are unable to transport HHW to a collection site or event may call (360) 397-6118 ext. 4352 to see if they qualify for a free home pick up. Business-generated hazardous waste will not be accepted.

To dispose of your HHW products at a county-sponsored disposal site:

• Keep HHW products separate (do not mix).
• Bring products in their original containers when possible.
• Seal products to prevent leaks and spills.
• Keep products away from the driver and passengers, i.e., in a trunk, truck bed, or trailer.
• Keep children and pets away from collection sites and events.

• Exceed 25 gallons or 220 pounds of HHW per event.
• Bring unlabeled, empty or leaking containers, asbestos, explosives or ammunition, radioactive or infectious waste, or business-generated waste to the collection site.

Central Transfer and Recycling Center HHW
West Van Materials Recovery Center HHW
Washougal Transfer Station
Mobile Collection Events

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