When something is used or broken it usually ends up in the trash can. What most of us don’t realize is that lots of these things are classified as “hazardous household waste,” meaning it’s actually dangerous to throw them away. Disposing of household hazardous waste properly starts by knowing where your nearest HHW facility is. Use 1800Recycling.com to find local recycling and disposal options for just about anything you can think of.
Batteries – even used up ones – are FULL of nasty chemicals that can infiltrate the water supply system and cause serious health and environmental risks if they end up in the landfill.Take any and all rechargeable batteries to your nearest RadioShack or BatteriesPlus for safe, free recycling. What if the batteries aren’t rechargeable, aka alkaline? Drop them off at the nearest Household Hazardous Waste (HHW) facility.