These are the most common household batteries. They are available in many sizes and shapes such as AAA, AA, C, D and 9 volt. Alkaline batteries manufactured since 1994 do not contain mercury or other hazardous materials. District residents should bring alkaline batteries to their town’s transfer station and give them to the attendant. Residents of towns without transfer stations can put alkaline batteries into their trash..
All batteries should be checked carefully before disposal, as some rechargeable and lithium batteries resemble alkaline batteries. ALL other types of batteries contain hazardous materials and require special disposal.
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