caused by batteries in the USA each year*
batteries disposed of by Americans each year*
Phones thrown away globally in a week*
Batteries cause fires
Common household items seem harmless, however, the batteries in them pose risks when disposed into regular garbage or recycling containers because of their highly flammable nature.
How to Dispose of Batteries Responsibly
Check the electronic devices you need to dispose. If possible, remove the batteries, if not, bring the whole device to the drop off location.
Store batteries in non-metallic containers (plastic, cardboard, or glass) that does not conduct electricity if there is a spark.
Refuse collectors put their lives in danger every time you throw your batteries into your garbage or recycling container. Batteries are highly flammable and should be taken to a designated drop-off location.
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