Just in Time for National Battery Day, 5 Tips for Safe & Easy Battery Recycling

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My family and I are big proponents of following the three “R’s” – Reduce, Reuse and Recycle. We have dedicated bins in our garage for all our recycling, consciously avoid over-packaged items, use reusable bags, have a big compost bin, used cloth diapers when our kids were babies, have switched to energy efficient light bulbs, and the list goes on.

We actually dispose of very little in the way of “garbage” that is destined for landfills…and thankfully, we’re not alone. The majority of us are aware of the negative environmental impact of improperly disposed items. We make use of recycling depots for everything from newspapers to plastic, tin cans to magazines and tires to glass jars, which are available in just about every community.

But, did you also know you are able to safely and easily recycle batteries?

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Each year Call2Recycle Canada celebrates National Battery Day (this year it’s February 18, 2018) to remind Canadians about the importance of safe battery recycling. Batteries power our daily lives and as consumers, it’s our responsibility to recycle them when they reach their end-of-life. Battery recycling not only prevents potentially hazardous materials from harming the environment, it can protect against potential fires by keeping batteries out of the garbage and helps conserve our natural resources.

When I was younger, I recall our family disposing of batteries in the garbage! Thankfully, that has now all changed and we are able to recycle our batteries at any number of designated locations.

Since its inception, Call2Recycle Canada has recycled more than 11 million kilograms of batteries, keeping them out of local landfills and recovering the valuable materials that can be used to create new batteries and other products.

More than 90 percent of Canadians live within a 15-kilometre radius of Call2Recycle drop off site — making battery recycling convenient and easy.  Simply visit Call2Recycle to find a location near you.

Call2Recycle’s 5 Tips for Safe and Easy Battery Recycling

1. Safety first!

Be sure to safely prep your batteries. There are two options: bag or tape. Option A: Bag each battery in its own clear plastic bag before placing it in a storage container. Option B: you can tape the terminals with clear packing, non-conductive electrical or duct tape, keeping label visible.

2. Stay cool.

Store the batteries in a cool, dry place. Incidents can occur when batteries are exposed to inclement or excessively hot weather. Store them in a plastic container; avoid metal.

3. Possible damage?

If you see a swollen or bulging battery, immediately put it in a non-flammable material, such as sand or kitty litter in a cool, dry place. DO NOT THROW AWAY. Contact Call2Recycle, the manufacturer or retailer immediately for instructions, especially if the label says it is Lithium or Lithium-Ion.

4. Timing is everything.

Aim to drop off batteries to recycle within six months, ensuring they are bagged or taped. You can use our locator to find the nearest drop-off site.

5. Spread the word.

As we all use batteries to power our world, share the knowledge about battery recycling. It’s the right thing to do and helps keep batteries out of landfills!

If you would like any additional information on the Call2Recycle program, simply visit their webpage.

We would love to see your photos! When you take your batteries in to be recycled, snap some pics and share them with us using the following hashtags:

English – #NationalBatteryDay  #LeadtheCharge
French – #Journéenationaledebatterie  #Prenezcharge

Disclosure: This post is sponsored in partnership with Call2Recycle. As always, all opinions are honest and our own.

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Comments

  1. http://kathy%20downey says

    Honestly I never thought of the dangers of discarding a battery till I checked out their site,it’s very bad for the environment,thanks for the education !

  2. http://Soozle says

    I learned that there are a few drop off locations near me – including a local library! I had no idea

  3. http://Amy%20Heffernan says

    I thought it was neat how you can learn all about your batteries and where they go!

  4. http://Anne%20Taylor says

    I learned that there are three places near me where I can recycle my batteries!

  5. I learned to use sand or kitty litter to put a swollen battery in.

  6. http://laura%20feist says

    how to dispose of batteries

  7. http://Carole%20D says

    I learned that there are is a drop off locations near me. That is awesome no need to drive downtown.

  8. http://Wendy%20hutton says

    I learned that they can be recycled at recycling depots across the country

  9. http://Rosanne%20Robinson says

    I was surprised to read the following information, I had no idea that it was dangerous: If you see a swollen or bulging battery, immediately put it in a non-flammable material such as sand or kitty litter in a cool, dry place. DO NOT THROW AWAY. Contact Call2Recycle, the manufacturer or retailer immediately for instructions, especially if the label says it is Lithium or Lithium-Ion.

  10. http://Cathy%20Oppedisano says

    I liked the list of metals that were listed under process and recovery by chemistry. We never learned any of this in elementary or high school so only as an adult did I learn these things are in our batteries and in our homes. I think these kinds of details need to be taught to elementary school children because there is a lot of time in the classroom that is not put to good use.

  11. http://DebP says

    I’ve been recycling my batteries at my local library for the past few months. It’s good to have that information out there, since most people I talk to don’t know that.

  12. http://Judy%20Cowan says

    Learned that you should never put a damaged/recalled battery into the garbage because it can be a fire hazard. BUt to put in something like sand or kitty little until you can properly dispose of it. Also learned that there are a couple drop off spots close to me which is great to know about.

  13. http://Julie%20F says

    I learnt that I can recycle my old cell phone

  14. http://kristen%20visser says

    WOW!!! I had NO idea there were places you could go to bring in and recycle your old batteries! I just looked and there is a Best Buy not to far from me that accepts them. Really wish i had none this sooner but definitely a good thing to know going forward

  15. http://Sherry%20K says

    I found out that swollen or bulging batteries are dangerous and should be stored safely in sand or kitty litter.

  16. http://Elizabeth%20Matthiesen says

    I discovered that there’s a National Battery Day which I didn’t know about before. In Germany there are boxes to collect old batteries in practically every shop. Any shop selling batteries has to recycle them, I think this is a super idea. The easier it is to recycle them properly the more people will participate. This is also a free service that the firms have to participate in.

  17. I learned that you should store batteries in a cool dry place in a plastic container (and to not store them in metal containers).

  18. This is very informative. Thank You. Who knew you could use kitty litter for a swollen battery.

  19. I learned that usable chemicals are extracted from old batteries as well as the metals.

  20. http://Joanne%20Elford says

    I never even knew you could recycle batteries. Now I know where to go in my city. Thanks for the great article.

  21. http://Silvia%20D says

    I learned that you should..Aim to drop batteries to recycle within six months

  22. http://JULIE%20bolduc says

    I learnt that swollen or bulging batteries are dangerous and should be stored safely in sand or kitty litter I am going to do this from now on

  23. http://Cheryl%20Grandy says

    I learned that Call2Recycle is an organization that recycles batteries and cell phones in Canada and the US. My nearest recycle location is Best Buy store.

  24. http://Taylor%20Charlton says

    I learned that Call2Recycle is the first battery recycling program of its kind to receive R2 certification.

  25. http://nicole%20a says

    I learned that there is only one site in Calgary – a Home Depot in the NW that is super far away from me. That doesn’t make much sense, I feel like there must be many other places that accept batteries for recycling in a big city.

  26. I found out that near me some libraries take the old batteries. Who knew that there’s so much danger and we just put them in drawers

  27. http://Robyn%20Bellefleur says

    I learned that I can actually recycle my older cell phones.

  28. http://l%20p says

    there’s a place to drop off batteries quite close to me; they also have drop-off locations in libraries. great idea. thanks

  29. http://Paula%20D says

    I am somewhat confused because it sounds, at first, that only rechargeable batteries are recyclable, but then it seems that single use batteries are accepted as well.

  30. http://Debbie%20White%20Beattie says

    I learned that Damaged lithium metal or lithium-ion batteries are considered especially hazardous. If these batteries are shipped without proper protection, they are more likely to cause safety incidents, such as sparks, which can lead to a fire.

  31. I did not know that libraries take batteries i will check with my local one

  32. I did not know that libraries take batteries i will check with my local one to see if they do

  33. http://tammy%20harrison says

    I learned about the different batteries that can be recycled and where to take them

  34. http://elizabeth%20miller says

    I learned that there are 3 places near me that will take rechargable batteries only and one that takes all types. I learned that the recycling of them is free and that you should store them in a cool place until you drop them off to be recycled.

  35. http://409cope says

    I learned that batteries can catch fire in the garbage and that I can recycle them at Ministry of Agriculture Food and Rural Affairs near me.

  36. http://Mary%20Boudreau says

    I like the the tip on prepping your batteries by taping the terminals with clear packing, non-conductive electrical or duct tape, keeping label visible. I never thought of that, good idea

  37. http://Florence%20Cochrane says

    I have learned about the dangers of batteries. I found out that I can drop my old batteries off in several locations near me. One being Staples.

  38. http://Allie%20f says

    I learned the proper way to dispose of batteries!

  39. http://Elizabeth%20R says

    I learned that rechargeable batteries are included in the program.

  40. http://Krista%20M says

    I learned that there’s a journey involving Collections, Recording & Sorting, and Process & Recovery for the recycling process.

  41. http://mousecat says

    I found out that swollen, degraded batteries are dangerous to have around. Didn’t know that!

  42. http://Janet%20Meisner says

    I learned that recycled batteries wind up in new products and the remaining waste is safely disposed of according to international recycling standards.

  43. http://sarah%20alexis says

    I learned that “If you see a swollen or bulging battery, immediately put it in a non-flammable material such as sand or kitty litter in a cool, dry place. DO NOT THROW AWAY. Contact Call2Recycle, the manufacturer or retailer immediately for instructions, especially if the label says it is Lithium or Lithium-Ion.” WOW that’s serious!

  44. http://Meg%20A says

    I keep batteries for recycling near the door so, when it’s filled, I can take them to Ikea or other stores that offer recycling. I’m glad there’s a recycling day designated for batteries specifically on February 18.

  45. http://Carol%20M says

    I learned that there are 50 locations to drop off batteries in my city. No excuses now!

  46. http://Amanda%20D says

    How to properly dispose them

  47. http://Lucy says

    I learned about what happens to batteries that are recycled!

  48. http://Glogirl says

    I learned that rechargeable batteries, single use batteries as well as cellphones can be recycled in this program.

  49. http://Kristi%20F says

    I learned that some batteries need to be bagged or have the terminals taped before recycling.

  50. http://Tainan%20Lu says

    I learned that Call2Recycle Canada has collected over 13 million kgs of batteries by far.

  51. http://Betty%20S says

    What great information, I will now make sure that all our batteries are sent to a recycling centre

  52. http://ivy%20pluchinsky says

    I learned that there are a few drop off locations near me

  53. http://Gillian%20Morgan says

    I learned that recycle all single-use and rechargeable batteries weighing less than 5 kg each and cellphones in all Canadian provinces.

  54. I viewed the page about what batteries can be recycled.
    I also checked to see locations close to me (like Staples)

  55. http://ERIN%20MCSWEENEY says

    I LOVE THAT THEY LIST DROP OFF LOCATIONS FOR RECYCLING

  56. http://lynn%20clayton says

    i learned there is a place to recycle my batteries near me never thought just throwing them in the garbage was dangerous

  57. http://Nicole%20Jubleew says

    I learned that there is a drop off location just around the corner from where I live.

  58. http://Brenda says

    That people can recycle rechargeable batteries that are found in electronics!

  59. http://Chris%20C says

    I had never heard about sand or kitty litter for a swollen battery

  60. I learned that cellphones are either refurbished and resold or recycled, with the proceeds used to fund the cellphone collection program and educational outreach.

  61. http://Marlene%20J says

    I learned -Stay cool. Store the batteries in a cool, dry place. Incidents can occur when batteries (or the devices they power such as a cellphone or tablet) are exposed to inclement or excessively hot weather. Store them in a plastic container; avoid metal.

  62. http://Marlene%20J says

    ***I learned -Stay cool. Store the batteries in a cool, dry place. Incidents can occur when batteries (or the devices they power such as a cellphone or tablet) are exposed to inclement or excessively hot weather. Store them in a plastic container; avoid metal.

  63. http://Mandy says

    I liked the video reminding uus to recycle the old batteries we have around the house.

  64. http://Dana%20Brown says

    Had no idea about the taping. Thanks for the info!

  65. http://Dana%20Miller says

    I learned that Call2Recycle Canada is partnered with Earth Rangers. My daughter is an Earth Ranger and we encourage all our family, friends and neighbours to recycle their batteries.

  66. http://Suzanne says

    Learned about local recycle depots to deposit batteries

  67. http://lori%20b says

    learned the proper way to dispose of batteries. to think of all the ones that are not recycled correctly blows my mind

  68. http://Peggy%20Nunn says

    I can recycle batteries at Home Depot

  69. http://Tara%20Betterley says

    I learnt that the Home Depot in my city allows you to recycle your old batteries! This is awesome.. Now I don’t have to store them for six months to wait for the town to do their curb side pickup.

  70. http://Angela%20Sept%20Smith says

    wow, what an informative website!
    i learned that you should remove all personal information on your cell phone before recycling it.

  71. http://Trevor%20Lackey says

    I didn’t know that February 18th was National Battery Day. Great way to remember to recycle the batteries.

  72. http://Maria says

    I learned about the places close to me that I can drop off my batteries

  73. http://Leah says

    I found out where I can drop batteries off near my home!

  74. http://Erin%20N says

    I did not know that batteries had to be recycled in a certain way – like they have to be bagged separately and dropped off at a special drop-off place. Good to know!

  75. http://Jenny%20Major says

    I learned to use sand or kitty litter to put a swollen battery in.

  76. http://nicky says

    I learned that i can easily find there drop-off locations for batteries.

  77. http://Josh%20S says

    I learned there are a lot more recycle locations close to me than I realized.

  78. http://Jennifer%20Wilson says

    It’s easy and convenient to recycle batteries at a drop-off location near you!

  79. http://Elaine%20G says

    I learned by type in your postal code and they will show you drop off spots near us.

  80. http://Calvin says

    Didn’t know they have been operating for 20 years now

  81. http://Belinda%20Skuta says

    I searched to see if there was any places around me as I never heard of it before… There is one about ten minutes drive away… at a hearing aid clinic too! That’s something I had absolutely no idea of!!!

  82. http://Meekyung says

    I found the drop off locations near me

  83. http://Robert%20Young says

    I thought it was neat how you can learn all about your batteries and where they go!

  84. http://deucky says

    I learned that dead batteries should be stored in a cool, dry place

  85. http://Juliee%20Fitze says

    I learnt that Staples takes old batteries.

  86. http://Lynnie%20M says

    I like that we can help prevent fires by keeping batteries out of the garbage. We all play a role in making the world a better place!

  87. http://Anu%20Chopra says

    Battery recycling not only prevents potentially hazardous materials in batteries from harming the environment, it can protect against potential fires by keeping batteries out of the garbage and helps conserve our natural resources.

  88. I didn’t realize there were so many drop off locations close to me.

  89. http://Brian%20Hwang says

    I checked out and learned what happens to the collected batteries in the recycling process!

  90. http://Marlene%20V says

    I found out that there is a drop off location at Princess Auto which is close to my house!

  91. http://Kim%20Swan says

    This gives me hope! I had no idea that large electronics retailers were involved in recycling programs!

  92. http://Stephanie says

    I love that they’ve been operating their recycling program for over 20 years!

  93. http://NathalieLebeau says

    So funny because my local grocery store has a battery dispenser to encourage saving the earth. I always drop my used batteries at this location. Saving the world from more toxic waste!

  94. http://Robert says

    I learned that batteries can catch fire in the garbage

  95. http://Mike%20Flaman says

    I learned that that you should never put a damaged/recalled battery into the garbage because it can be a fire hazard.

    Thanks for the chance to win.

  96. I learned that different metals are reclaimed from the different types of batteries and reused! Who knew?!

  97. http://Clare%20B says

    How to safely dispose of batteries

  98. http://Lynda%20Cook says

    I learned that not disposing the batteries properly can cause a fire, not good!

  99. http://Diane%20T says

    Just learned that you can drop off your used batteries at libraries as well

  100. http://Michelle%20T says

    Wow – I just learned that there are so many options for drop off points where I live. I never knew that!

  101. http://Anne%20Derkat says

    I learned quite a lot about batteries.

  102. http://Barb%20W says

    I learned about hazards I had never even thought of!

  103. http://Sunshine%20G says

    I had no idea you could drop batteries off at libraries – what a practical idea!

  104. http://Michelle says

    I learned too package my recycled batteries in a safer way: “Therefore, before depositing any rechargeable batteries, lithium-based single-use batteries, single-use batteries that are 12V or more, or batteries you are unsure of, make sure they are placed in a clear, sealed bag or taped with duct tape, electrical tape or another non-conductive tape. Ensure to keep the battery chemistry visible if you tape it.”

  105. http://Lester%20C says

    I learned you can drop them off at libraries

  106. http://Clare%20O'Brien says

    I learned that February 18th is national battery day.

  107. http://Cairine says

    I learned that recycling batteries can protect against potential fires by keeping them out of the garbage. I think Lithium batteries are known for starting fires so best get them out of the house if you are finished with them.

  108. http://loridee says

    Interesting where the batteries go

  109. http://leana says

    I learned to put a swollen battery in sand or kitty litter!

  110. http://Daniela%20Plume says

    I learned about more locations where I can recycle my batteries.

  111. http://Laurence%20Price says

    I discovered that swollen or bulging batteries are incredibly dangerous. After reading the article my conclusion is that they should be stored safely in sand or kitty litter.

  112. http://Aarone%20Mawdsley says

    i learned you should recycle batteries

  113. http://Sandi%20C%20Tymchuk says

    Individually bagging or taping the terminals seems wasteful, but is recommended. Otherwise, batteries could start a fire, perhaps?

  114. http://Nate says

    I learned the proper way to recycle batteries

  115. http://Brenda%20Witherspoon-Bedard says

    I learned that they can be recycled at recycling depots

  116. http://Sarah%20Ferguson says

    I learned all the places you can drop off the batteries so no excuses not to dispose of them properly.

  117. http://Lori%20W... says

    If you see a swollen or bulging battery, immediately put it in a non-flammable material such as sand or kitty litter in a cool, dry place. DO NOT THROW AWAY

  118. http://Heather%20Swanson says

    call2recycle started in 1994

  119. http://janine%20a says

    I learned that swollen batteries are dangerous as well as where there is a drop off location near me :)

  120. http://Krista%20C says

    I’ve been wondering where to recycle my old cell phones…this is so handy!

  121. I learned about battery safety

  122. http://HEIDI%20C. says

    Swollen or bulging batteries are dangerous and should be stored safely in sand or kitty litter.

  123. http://Jolie says

    We usually only use rechargeable batteries but I was not aware of the impact of discarding batteries.

  124. http://Joanne%20C says

    Didn’t realize that you have to recycle batteries. I wasn’t aware of the dangers. Also, there are dozens of recycling places from my house.

  125. http://Heather%20W says

    Well, I didn’t know there was a national battery day (thats a little funny to me lol), but I did get to learn that I have a battery drop off spot just up the road from me in my small town.. I had no idea, so that was really great to learn!

  126. http://Rosa%20Cross says

    I did not realize that swollen or bulging batteries were just a safety hazard. I learned how to store them safely.

  127. http://Cathy%20Balogh says

    i learned the location to take my box of used up batteries I have collected

    i have

  128. http://Tina%20L. says

    I learned that you should put swollen batteries in sand or kitty litter.

  129. http://Monique%20L.S. says

    I like that it is easy to locate somewhere nearby to safely and properly dispose of old batteries.

  130. http://Margaret%20Huitema says

    l learned that there are a number of battery drop off depots….

  131. http://wobbles13 says

    I learned that you shouldn’t throw batteries into the garbage

  132. http://L%20Wood says

    I love that the site finds your local drop off location. Makes it easy to recycle those batteries

  133. http://Rebecca%20F says

    I learned that there are three places near me where I can recycle my batteries!

  134. http://Valerie%20Caldicott says

    I learned that a swollen or bulging battery should be put in sand or something non flammable. Did not know bout taping the terminals either, I have always just put in a zip lock & deposited.

  135. http://tracy%20k says

    I learned that you should store batteries in a cool dry place in a plastic container

  136. http://Edith%20Rennes says

    I learned that it is the official stewardship for BC.

  137. Found a closer Recycle station. As well, Found interesting info on storing used batteries.

  138. http://Chris says

    Oh nice to know libraries participate – that makes it much easier to recycle batteries.

  139. http://Carla%20B says

    I learned that you can recycle your old cell phones – and they will even destroy the memory beforehand.

  140. http://LILLIAN%20BROWN says

    I learned that ……Timing is everything. Aim to drop batteries to recycle within six months, ensuring they are bagged or taped.

  141. http://Deanna%20Barkley says

    I learned a lot of new information – how to recycle batteries and what happens to the collected batteries in the recycling process!

  142. http://Sab%20Edwards says

    Weirdly enough it doesn’t like my towns drop off site on the web page but I know they take them as we’ve brought both reg car batteries AND our household batteries to the local transfer station

  143. http://Sean%20M says

    There is a link to find recycling locations

  144. http://linda says

    Learning that libraries are participating. Great idea!!!

  145. http://Mike%20Gismondi says

    I looked at the list of drop off locations near me.

  146. http://Amie says

    I learned there is a location really close to me and I had no idea! I had been driving 20 minutes to drop mine off!

  147. http://yvonne says

    I loved learning about the sorting process. “Contracted sorters receive the batteries at their warehouses, record details about the weight and battery types of the shipment, then separate the batteries by chemistry. Depending on battery type and chemistry, batteries either remain at the sorter for processing or are sent to the appropriate processor.”

  148. http://tiesha says

    i learned that many libraries will take batteries for recycling.

  149. http://Morgan%20Stewart says

    I learnt that you can also recycle cellphone batteries

  150. http://Travelbuds says

    I learnt that to safely prep your batteries you can tape the terminals with clear packing, non-conductive electrical or duct tape, keeping label visible if storing them.

  151. We recycle our batteries all the time. I learned that I can also recycle my cell phones!

  152. http://dave%20g says

    Keep batteries out of landfills to prevent fires

  153. http://KellyPC says

    Now I know what to do with the two jars full of dead batteries I’ve been saving for years!

  154. http://Melinda says

    I learned that is a multitude of recycle locations near where I live.

  155. http://Dawn%20Monzu says

    I learned that they have been in business for 20 years and they have tons of drop off points for your batteries.

  156. http://Elaine%20Buonsante says

    I have been recycling batteries for a long time now but I didn’t know until I read your article that each battery must be bagged in its own clear plastic bag before placing it in a storage container. Thanks for the info.

  157. http://Brandon%20Forsyth says

    I learned how to dispose of batteries properly

  158. http://Wilma%20Van%20Oort says

    I learned how to properly recycle old batteries in a way that is good for the environment.

  159. http://Karla%20Sceviour says

    I learned that you can Recycle at Any of their Drop-Off Locations!

  160. http://Tammy%20Dalley says

    I learned all batteries can be recycled at recycling depots across the country

  161. I learned that the best thing to do with old batteries is to take them to local recycling location because they can harm the environment or also start fires if not properly taken care of.Thanks for the wealth good information.I learned a lot on the call2recycle blog site. :)

  162. http://Linda says

    I learned that it’s best to drop batteries to recycle within six months in taped bags.

  163. http://Sarah says

    I learned that a batteries should be dropped off within six months and that we are way behind! Thanks.

  164. Well I learned that there is a recycling depot for batteries in the parking lot of the Sobey’s/ Home Depot not far from me. So there we go. I will drop mine off there routinely and let my husband know that too. There are many drop off spots in London, Ontario. I can use this information for sure. My husband is fastidious about batteries in our home. He collects them and looks for a proper spot to dispose of them but it makes me nuts when he lets the pile get too big because I don’t want them here in my house adding to the clutter. LOL.

  165. http://Athena says

    I learned about places close to me where I can properly dispose of old batteries.

  166. wow i had no idea there was 9,000+ Call2Recycle locations across Canada

  167. http://Patrick%20Miller says

    I learned how and where to recycle batteries.

  168. http://Jennifer%20P. says

    I learned that I should either be taping the ends of my expired batteries, or be putting each battery in its own plastic bag. I currently put my expired batteries in a small plastic container before taking them to my local recycling depot, but it looks like I need to also be taking additional safety precautions. Good to know!

  169. http://Catherine%20L. says

    I learned I can drop off my old cell phone or batteries at Rona in my home town. Thanks for the info.

  170. http://Sharee says

    Really their should be disposable instructions right on every battery package. Maybe even on each battery. Your welcome.

  171. http://Dave%20Gibb says

    I learned that they can be recycled at recycling depots

  172. http://Andrea says

    I learned that Call2Recycle is the first battery recycling program of its kind to receive R2 certification.

  173. http://wilson%20king says

    Learned that you can recycle batteries.

  174. http://Bev%20Delooze says

    I must remember to recycle our used batteries at our landfill site.

  175. http://Karin%20Dollery says

    I actually never threw batteries out I just couldnt comprhend more corrosive material in our landfills. I went online to find where I could get rid of all my batteries and I found out that my Public Library has a disposal container for just that, all kinds of Batteries.

  176. http://Tracy%20D says

    I had no idea about drop off locations, thanks!

  177. http://Jonnie says

    I learned that there are three drop off locations right here in my little town

  178. http://Julie%20Barrett says

    I actually didn’t know that batteries are harmful to put in the garbage. I’ve put batteries in the garbage my whole life. I’ve also never heard about battery recycling but I will look into it now that I know. Thanks for great info!

  179. http://Chris%20MacDonald says

    I didn’t know that batteries could cause fires when thrown in the garbage. I will definitely recycle them.

  180. http://Pat%20Drouillard says

    keeping batteries out of the garbage so they do not cause a fire especially 9 volts I tape the tops

  181. http://Piroska says

    I learned how important it is to dispose of batteries properly. I honestly never gave it a thought, before. Yikes.

  182. http://Alexander says

    I was surprised to learn that batteries can’t be tossed in the garbage!

  183. I love the drop off location look up feature on the site. I have a bag of batteries to drop off right now!

  184. http://Rebecca%20Roberts says

    I learned that there are 2 ways to safely collect and deliver batteries, Option A: Bag each battery in its own clear plastic bag before placing it in a storage container. Option B: you can tape the terminals with clear packing, non-conductive electrical or duct tape, keeping label visible.

  185. http://Debbie%20W says

    They have an easy drop off locator https://www.call2recycle.ca/locator/

  186. http://Trisha%20Pedros says

    Great read! And plan to advise hubby of all the places he can drop off old batteries! We are also huge reducers, recyclers and reusers! I donate rather then waste!

  187. http://Ginger%20Gervais says

    I learned how to properly dispose of batteries

  188. http://Shamarra says

    I learned how to properly dispose of batteries.

  189. http://shane%20smith says

    i learned about Earth Rangers, which i had never heard of before. I love these kind of programs and Im going to mention it to my kids!

  190. http://Carolle%20H says

    I didn’t know about that programs and learn that there is drop off place in are town ;)

  191. IAlthough I have been dropping off my dead batteries at our local depot for quite some time now, I did learn a lot about the dangers of dead batteries and how they can also harm the environment. The Call2Recycle site is awesome for educational insight and to learn some great information about disposing of dead batteries and why.

  192. http://Alan%20Andrew says

    All batteries can be recycled!

  193. http://Karine says

    I learned there is a drop off location close to my place! Thanks:)

  194. http://Aimee says

    I looked for a drop off spot near me. Honestly I never thought of it before

  195. http://Erica%20Seaman says

    I learned that there is a NATIONAL BATTERY DAY and they are getting the word out about it.

  196. http://denise%20low says

    I have learned that battery recycling it can prevent fires from happening. Thank you for the info.

  197. http://Krystal%20Barton says

    i learned that you can put the batteries in their own bag instead of taping them!

  198. http://David%20Smith says

    I learned how to safely dispose of batteries.

  199. http://Sandra%20F says

    That there are drop off depots across the country.

  200. http://jessica%20matheson says

    I actually had no idea you had to recycle batteries ! this is great information.

  201. http://Caryn%20Coates says

    I had no idea you could use kitty litter for a swollen battery.

  202. http://M says

    I learned of drop off depots near me

  203. http://Lori%20L. says

    I didn’t realize how many battery recycling drop offs were in my neighbourhood. Am going to share this info on my local neighbourhood Facebook groups as well.

  204. http://Tara%20Gauthier says

    I learned batteries should be stored in a cool dry place.

  205. http://Judy%20Hunting says

    I love that it shows you drop off locations and how to properly store your batteries

  206. http://Rick%20G says

    Glad in the past years there are places to dispose of Batteries, I have one at my Work and found out our local Recycling depots take them, Yeah!

  207. http://Jaclyn%20Mercer says

    I figured out where to drop off batteries.

  208. I didn’t know it’s so dangerous if the battery is a swollen or bulging and I have to put it in a non-flammable material, such as sand or kitty litter. That is very helpful.Thank you.

  209. http://cookie3 says

    I really liked that they listed the drop off places for batteries.

  210. http://ALICIA%20MILLETTE says

    I learned that I shouldn’t throw my batteries in the garbage

  211. http://Amber%20Y says

    I learned that there are more than a dozen drop off sites in my area. I really have no excuse to not drop them off!!

  212. http://Louise%20Smith says

    I learned that usable chemicals are extracted from old batteries as well as the metals. I wish that were I lived had a better way of recycling batteries.

  213. http://Donna%20Doyle says

    Drop off used batteries at the sites

  214. http://JocePaqu says

    So insightful, Thanks for sharing will be more careful from now on!

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