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San Mateo County Environmental Health Services

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San Mateo County Environmental Health Services

There's a wrong way and a right way to recycle your batteries. But if you're not supposed to put them in the trash, then were are they supposed to go? …

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San Mateo County Environmental Health Services

Final Resting Place

There's a wrong way and a right way to recycle your batteries. But if you're not supposed to put them in the trash, then were are they supposed to go? In truth, batteries in the trash are a huge danger to recycling facilities. There are four easy steps to avoid this danger: Collect your batteries, tape their terminals, zip them in a clear zip-top plastic bag, and place them on top of your recycling or garbage carts, depending on your hauler. Learn more about how to keep San Mateo clean and safe by reading on!

Published March, 2019

Videos

San Mateo County Environmental Health Services — Placing Batteries

Don't toss batteries loosely into the trash or recycling bin, they could explode! So where do they go? Find out where to put your batteries for recycling in San Mateo …

San Mateo County Environmental Health Services — Preparing Batteries

If batteries are prepared correctly for collection and recycling, they could potentially explode when being handled, processed and transported. Learn what four steps to follow to prevent battery fires!

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