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 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. Detailed information on proper disposal of various types of batteries can be found here.
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