Battery Disposal – Here’s What You Should Know

Do you have a pile of dead batteries sitting around your house? If so, then it might be time to find out how to dispose of them in the most environmentally friendly way possible. Read on for some tips from our team at Portland Junk Removal!

Single-Use Batteries

Single-use batteries are a common household item found in most American homes. These disposable items can be dangerous if not disposed of properly, which is why there exist laws and regulations about disposing them. One exception to these rules applies only when it comes to button cells used for wristwatches – the metal composition makes this type hazardous material that should not come into contact with living things once they’ve been drained of power; hence proper measures must be taken before disposal so as to avoid any possible pollution or harm from occurring around your home!

Rechargeable Batteries

Rechargeable batteries have been widely adopted and used in smartphones, laptops, cameras, and other common electronic devices. Unlike single-use batteries that cannot be simply tossed away like so much trash (which is illegal), rechargeable battery packs need to undergo an additional step of recycling before they can find their way into a proper landfill.

Disposing Different Kinds of Batteries

  • Button batteries: Button batteries are often found in toys and watches but they also contain hazardous materials that need to be properly recycled. Portland Junk Removal can collect these old, used button batteries for proper recycling without posing any danger of harm to the environment or your family.
  • Letter batteries: Single-use batteries designated with different letterings such as AA, AAA, C and D are made using zinc. These can be simply dumped in trash or you can choose to recycle them instead of throw away the battery once it has been used for its intended purpose.
  • Rechargeable Batteries: Rechargeable batteries can easily contaminate the environment when they are not disposed properly. This is because rechargeables will last a lot longer than single-use ones, so you’ll need to dispose of them from time to time as well – and this type doesn’t come with an environmentally friendly disposal bag! So what should you do? Recharge your oldies but goodies by recycling or repurposing for safety purposes.
  • Car Batteries: Car batteries can be recycled, but they contain lead and acid. Proper measures should taken to dispose of your old car battery since its contents are toxic in nature. You could sell it or take them to a recycling facility–certain retailers will accept an exchange for new ones if you go there with the right information about what kinds of batteries they need!

How a Junk Removal Service Helps

If you’re looking for a reliable way to safely dispose of your old batteries, it’s worth considering hiring experts offering junk removal in Portland. Not only will they carefully sort and properly dispose of all types of trash without harming the environment, but their battery recycling program ensures that no one is needlessly disposing dangerous chemicals into our water supply.

The professionals at Portland Junk Removal are highly trained to handle batteries and other types of waste. All you need to do is book an appointment, put your trust in them, and rest assured that they will take care of the mess for you!

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