Batteries (Household)

Household batteries are not accepted at the township office for disposal, however, residents may pick up a special battery collection bag at the township office. When the bag is full, place the collection bag on the ground NEXT TO  your trash container, NOT IN IT. The trash hauler will collect the bag(s) during regular trash pick-up.

Household batteries can also be taken to the household hazardous waste facility at 1299 Harrisburg Pike. Automotive batteries must be taken to the HHW facility.

Special Note on disposal of 9-volt batteries:

  • 9-volt batteries can be dangerous. If a metal object touches the two posts of a 9-volt battery, it can cause a short circuit. This can make enough heat to start a fire.
  • It is unsafe to store 9-volt batteries in a drawer near paper clips, coins, pens, or other batteries. 
  • Weak batteries may have enough charge to cause a fire. Some fires have started in the trash when 9-volt batteries were thrown away with other batteries and metal items.