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Where can I dispose of used batteries?

Chris Mazzolini

It depends on the batteries.

If they are regular, non-rechargeable batteries, those can just be thrown away when they are depleted, said John Hubbard, New Hanover County’s Environmental Management Director.

If they are rechargeable batteries, you can take them to one of the county’s seven recycling drop sites, where there are bins for rechargeable batteries.

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One Response to “ Where can I dispose of used batteries?”

  1. On July 30, 2010 at 11:02 am Jordyn wrote:

    Tell John Hubbard that is unacceptable. Batteries are a danger to the environment when thrown away. They need to be disposed of properly, not in a landfill where they will break down and lead to heavy metal toxicity.

    Oregon has it figured out- http://www.oregonlive.com/environment/index.ssf/2009/01/dont_let_household_batteries_a.html

    I refuse to accept that answer. Do better for our environment and future generations.

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