Certain items in your house just can’t be thrown into your trashcan or the dumpster you just rented. These materials are generally too toxic to be disposed of through landfills and they might damage the environment. One of these materials is the common household battery.
Batteries are everywhere now – whether it’s your car battery, your phone battery or those little cells you use to turn your alarm clock on with. All of these batteries contain different components and materials that deem them harmful on different levels. In fact, some of these can be thrown into your dumpster rental safely.
Find out below how you can properly dispose of your batteries!
Disposing Car Batteries
Car batteries, unlike other battery types, are big and heavy. They contain mercury which a very hazardous material to both humans and the environment. Properly getting rid of these mercury batteries is important and dumping them in the dumpster rental or your common trash can is unlawful. Luckily, there are many battery disposing facilities available in the States and other countries where you can dump these harmful batteries.
Car batteries are often recycled at these facilities to make the waste removal greener.
Disposing Cellphone Batteries
Unlike car batteries, cellphone batteries do not contain mercury but instead contain the metal lithium. Lithium is also a very harmful element that can have deleterious effects on the environment if dumped in landfills.
Cellphone batteries cannot be recycled but they can be thrown off at battery disposal sites like car batteries.
Disposing Alkaline Batteries
Alkaline batteries that are the most common household battery are the tamest of all types. These batteries can be disposed of in the dumpster or in the bin since they contain harmless elements like steel and zinc that do not corrode or harm the environment easily.
When disposing your batteries, make sure you dispose them at the facility as they become useless. Accumulating old batteries and waiting to dump them altogether is a huge mistake because the batteries can leak and corrode, causing environmental and health hazards for you and your family.
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See yesterday's post here.