Batteries

Homeowners Guide to Proper Household Battery Management

Rechargeable Batteries

Commonly used in cordless rechargeable appliances such as camcorders, phones and power tools. They are either sealed lead (Pb), Nickel-cadmium (Ni-Cd), or Lithium-ion (Li-ion).  These batteries are recyclable!

  • Rechargeable batteries should be taken to one of the local stores listed below for recycling.
  • DO NOT throw rechargeable batteries in the trash.
  • DO NOT add rechargeable batteries to curbside recyclables.

Single Use Disposable Batteries

Commonly used in flashlights, toys, portable music boxes and cameras.  These are usually alkaline or zinc carbon.  These batteries may be disposed of in the regular trash.

Auto & Marine Batteries

Auto and marine lead acid batteries must be recycled.  Return these batteries to auto parts stores, marinas, or to the Sanitary Landfill or Transfer Station.

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Cape May County Rechargeable Battery Recycling Participants:

HOME DEPOT
21 Indian Trail Road
Cape May Court House, NJ
(609) 463-8794
LOWE’S
3171 Route 9 South
Rio Grande, NJ
(609) 463-5760
SHOEMAKER LUMBER & ACE HARDWARE
1200 West Avenue
Ocean City, NJ
(609) 399-0150

STAPLES
11 Court House South Dennis Rd
Cape May Court House, NJ 08210
(609) 463-1240

Last Modified June 13, 2018, 10:40 a.m.