MUNDANE MYSTERIES: Is it really illegal to throw away batteries?

MUNDANE MYSTERIES: Is it really illegal to throw away batteries?

This is something you’ve probably always heard or been confused about. What do do with old batteries and if it’s illegal to actually throw them away.

If it’s your standard alkaline batteries like double or triple A’s it’s usually fine to just toss them no problem. Unless you live in California where even those are illegal to throw away.

Car batteries or batteries containing mercury are illegal to throw out everywhere. You can recycle them by dropping them off at places like Wal-Mart, Staples, or most autobody retailers for the car types. But a quick google search will tell you where to find battery recycling locations near you.

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