Friday, February 6, 2015

Battery Recycling

Please dispose Motor Vehicle batteries properly, 97% of these batteries are recyclable. Motor Vehicle batteries include any batteries from cars, trucks, motorcycles, boats, anything with an internal combustion engine. These batteries can be taken to any retailers that sell the batteries for recycling. Retailers should have posted a flyer like the below picture. If purchasing a new one the retailer may not charge, if not purchasing a new one the retailer may charge a fee.

If motor vehicle batteries are not recycled properly they can leak lead and/or acid which can leak into the ground water and/or soil; which can harm the environment. The lead or acid can result in severe injuries if it comes in contact with eyes or skin. The leak can short and result in a fire. It is illegal to incinerate or put these batteries in the landfill.

If you have additional questions on battery recycling, or recycling questions please contact the Brown County Port & Resource Recovery Center website, by phone at 920-492-4950.

Alkaline batteries can be disposed of in regular solid waste receptacles. They no longer pose a health or environmental risk.

Button batteries and rechargeable batteries should be disposed of through the local Household Hazardous Waste Collection site. They still contain certain metals that are hazardous to the environment. Go to or call 1-877-2-RECYCLE(7329253)