Proper Disposal of Lithium Batteries

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Lithium batteries are used to power electronic items like calculators, laptops and mobile phones. Lithium batteries contain strong acids that can damage the skin and eyes. They can also increase the heavy metal content in the soil and water. They can cause respiratory problems and explode at high temperatures. For these reasons, lithium batteries should be disposed of safely.

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  1. 1

    Locate the nearest recycling centre in your area. Call them and ask if they accept lithium batteries.

  2. 2

    Call 1-800-8-BATTERY, 1-877-2-RECYCLE or go to to find the nearest drop-off location.

  3. 3

    Go to nearest stores like Home Depot, Verizon, Best Buy, Office Depot that accept lithium batteries. These companies will then send them in for recycling.

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