Recycle Batteries the Right Way
Discarded rechargeable and single-use batteries, including AAA, AA, C, button cell, 9-volt, and lithium-ion batteries, are hazardous waste and must be recycled right to protect our community and the environment.
Curbside Recycling: Follow these 4 Steps to Prepare Household Batteries and Cell Phones Properly
1. Collect batteries in a plastic zip-top bag.
2. Tape the terminals of lithium-ion and 9-volt batteries; any type of tape will work. Wrap old cell phones in paper.
3. Zip the bag when it’s about 1/2 way full.
4. Place the bag on top of the lid to your gray Garbage cart bag on collection day.
What’s Accepted: AA, AAA, C, D, 9-volt and button batteries are all accepted.
NOT Allowed: Lead acid and automotive batteries are not allowed. To find out where to recycle these types of batteries free of charge, call 650.363.4718 or visit http://www.smchealth.org/hhw.
Multi-Family Buildings: Ask your property manager to ask for an orange battery collection bucket from the SSF Scavenger Company. There is no extra charge for this!