Batteries containing toxic substances cannot be discarded in the regular garbage or recycling. Alkaline batteries can be discarded with regular garbage because they are not listed as a hazardous waste.
Common Types of Batteries:
Call2Recycle collects and recycles many types of batteries at no cost.
Mayoral agencies should use the Agency Safe Handling contract for batteries not accepted by Call2Recycle.
Non-mayoral agencies and nonprofits should hire a certified vendor to handle batteries not accepted by Call2Recycle.
Visit the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation website for additional information about battery recycling.