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.