Lori continues: "When I lived in Florida, there were recycling locations where you could drop off your batteries — not the rechargeable kind, but regular batteries. Is there a local place to drop off such batteries?”
We had this as a Mailbag question about a year and a half ago, but it’s worth going over anew.
The county health people say just toss them in the trash.
However, some Batteries Plus Bulbs stores will take them.
“Your local Batteries Plus Bulbs store may charge to recycle Alkaline or they may not be involved with recycling Alkaline, as the vast majority of the United States does not require them to be recycled,” said Mike Fillichio, a customer care representative for the corporation. “We do have recycling programs for most types of rechargeable batteries within all of our Batteries Plus stores.”
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