What type of batteries should be recycled?

Battery Blues button cell, cellphone & rechargable batteries

Wondering how to safely dispose of non-alkaline batteries?  Bring them to the Board of Health Office, the DPW Recycling Center (open the 1st Sat AM of each month) or the Milton Public Library (near the reference desk).  Boxes are also available for residents at Fuller Village and Unquity House. Additional locations monitored by Sustainable Milton volunteers will be confirmed in our next newsletter.

Why recycle these batteries?

Municipal Solid Waste generated in Milton (that which is not composted, reused, recycled or otherwise re-purposed) gets incinerated. Non-alkaline batteries contain heavy metals (mercury, nickel, cadmium) that should be reused instead of being burned and ending up in the air we breathe, in the water we drink (or in the fish living in that water) or on the land in which we live, play and grow our food.

Alkaline batteries can safely go in the trash. They were reformulated 20 years ago (lead and other contaminants.were removed).

Have a question? Contact us via info@SustainableMilton.org

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