Never Throw in the Garbage
Battery chargers are banned from the trash because they contain metals and corrosive chemicals that contaminate the environment if not properly processed.
Lithium-Ion Batteries Cause Fires
Battery chargers can contain lithium-ion batteries, which are sensitive and can start fires when put in the garbage or curbside recycling. Always dispose of rechargeable batteries and devices properly to keep sanitation workers safe.
Alternative Ways to Recycle
The Big Green Box Battery Recycling Program
The Big Green Box is a mail-in battery recycling program for both residences and businesses. Their system is simple: order a box, fill it with used batteries, and ship it back to the company’s EPA-approved recycling center. Learn more.
Recycle With AutoZone
AutoZone is a nationwide retailer of aftermarket car parts that accepts used auto battery chargers at their retail stores. Find a store.