DO NOT belong in your recycle bin
Batteries of ALL types (alkaline, lithium-ion, rechargeable, automotive, button cell, etc.) pose many dangers to people and the environment and do NOT belong in the recycling bin.
Your recyclables are delivered to the American Waste materials recovery facility (MRF) where employees sort material by hand. Those employees are in direct contact with every piece of material that is delivered to the MRF.
The corrosive acids in batteries can cause serious burns to employees' eyes and skin as well as cause damaging and devastating fires in the materials recovery facility.
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