Prevent fires, keep people and property safe.
DO NOT throw rechargeable batteries in the
trash or recycling bin.
Rechargeable batteries can be found in cordless power tools, cellular and cordless phones, laptop computers, digital cameras, two-way radios, camcorders, and remote control toys.
Rechargeable and Button Cell Batteries should be recycled, but they must be recycled at a drop-off location, not in your curbside bin. Rechargeable batteries CAN be recycled at many retail locations. Some municipalities participate in the call2recycle program.
To find the nearest collection site, use the collection site locator at www.call2recycle.org
or call the consumer helpline, 1- 877-2-RECYCLE.
Middlesex County will accept rechargeable and button cell batteries at our household hazardous waste (HHW) days.
Both rechargeable & button cell batteries must be properly prepared before drop off as new Federal regulations have been enacted to prevent short circuiting of batteries during transport. You must individually bag each battery or tape each terminal end prior to recycling.
Alkaline Batteries fall below Federal and State hazardous waste standards and can be disposed of in the regular trash. Alkaline batteries include AA, AAA, C, D and 9-V and will have the word “ALKALINE” imprinted on the battery.
Be battery safety smart and responsibly manage your rechargeable batteries at their end of life.