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Hazardous Waste Warning works best in modern browsers like Firefox, Safari, Chrome, or Internet Explorer 8. All are free to download and will greatly improve your internet experience. Wastes in this section are dangerous to you and the environment. Handle them carefully and dispose of them properly. Legally, households may not transport more than 15 gallons of wet or 125 pounds of dry hazardous materials. Read about the regulation.

Automotive Batteries

Vehicle batteries are wet-cell batteries. They are most commonly lead-acid in their chemistry type. Both lead and acid (sulfuric acid) are hazardous, so be sure to handle old batteries with care.

In addition to the collection sites listed below, many auto parts stores and service centers will recycle your old battery when you purchase a new one (a great example of product stewardship). Call ahead to confirm.

What about boat batteries?

Boats, four wheelers, and motorcycles, oh my! All batteries from vehicles are welcome at the sites listed on this page. If you're concerned about a particular type, just give the location a call before you heave that heavy battery into your car.

What about other wet-cell batteries?

Most sites listed on this page will accept all types of wet-cell batteries, but if you are unsure please call ahead. To find out more about wet-cell batteries, take a look at our Batteries Explained page.

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