Monday, June 18, 2007

What To Do With Batteries

Batteries can no longer be recycled curbside.

I just called up the Mercer County Improvement Authority, and they confirmed that alkaline batteries are safe to put in the garbage. They had no suggestions about how to recycle them. As stated on Princeton Township's website (www.princetontwp.org/n99insert2.html), rechargeable batteries can usually be recycled at your local Radio Shack or other similar store. For other sorts of batteries, you may want to consult the Mercer County website (http://www.mcia-nj.com/recycling.html). Our elementary school was collecting batteries for awhile--something to keep an eye out for.

1 comment:

EA said...

Whole Foods Supermarket on Route 1 collects used batteries for recycling. I confess that I haven't investigated where precisely those batteries are taken, but have taken handfuls over on good faith.