How do I properly dispose of batteries?

Depending upon which type of battery you have, there are different methods of properly disposing - DISPOSING OF GENERAL PURPOSE & ALKALINE BATTERIES: Alkaline batteries can be safely disposed of with normal household waste. Due to concerns about mercury in the municipal solid waste stream, manufacturers have voluntarily eliminated all of the added mercury from alkaline batteries since 1993. Alkaline batteries are composed primarily of common metals — steel, zinc, and manganese — and do not pose a health or environmental risk during normal use or disposal. It is important not to dispose of large amounts of alkaline batteries in a group. Used batteries are often not completely ’dead’. Grouping used batteries together can sometimes bring these ’live’ batteries into contact with one another, creating safety risks. Proven cost-effective and environmentally safe recycling processes are not yet universally available for alkaline batteries. RECYCLING BATTERIES WITH OTHER CHEMISTRIES: Due to the chemicals in some batteries, you should recycle rechargeable, lithium, lithium ion, and zinc air batteries. In addition to “traditional” rechargeable batteries like AAs or AAAs, rechargeable batteries like the ones found in everyday household items such as cameras, cell phones, laptops, and power tools should also be recycled. Look for the battery recycling seals on rechargeable batteries. These types of batteries can be brought to the DPW and Home Depot for disposal.

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3. How do I properly dispose of paint?
4. How do I properly dispose of batteries?
5. How do I dispose of something that does not fit in the City issued trash bags?
6. What day is trash pick up on my street?
7. When is the next Household Hazardous Waste Day?
8. My trash and/or recycling was missed, what do I do?
9. What type of metal is accepted at monthly metal recycling days?
10. What type of items are accepted during the monthly Automotive Recycling?
11. Can I use a regular trash barrel with a cover for my recycling?
12. What type of items can be placed in my recycle bin?
13. How many recycling bins can I put out? Is there a limit?
14. How do I get a recycling bin?
15. My recycle bin was lost or stolen, what should I do?
16. Can I put styrofoam in my recycle bin?
17. I put plastic lawn furniture out with my recycling and they did not take it, why?
18. How do I dispose of furniture?
19. Where do my recyclables go after pick-up?
20. Who uses recyclables after they leave the processing facilities?
21. What is made out of all of the recyclable materials?
22. I live in a condominium/apartment building that does not have curbside trash collection. What about my recycling...can that go out to the curb?
23. Do I have to separate my recyclables???
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25. How do I dispose of fluorescent light bulbs?