Batteries Contain poisons that can be harmful to humans and the environment. In 1996 the Battery Act was passed making it illegal to throw batteries into the trash.
Rechargeable batteries can be charged up to 1,500 times before they need to be replaced and are a great way to green your home! Once they need to be disposed of, they can be taken back to the store you purchased them from. You can also bring them to one of the local businesses that recycle batteries. Click on the image to the left for a list of local businesses that recycle small household quantities of rechargeable and single use batteries.
If you have several types of hazardous items to dispose of, you may wish to contact the County of Fresno to get information about the next Household Hazardous Waste Drop Off Event. To find out more, please call (559) 262-4259 or visit their website.