RECYCLE THOSE BATTERIES!
See the following tips for managing yours...
1.Safely prep the batteries. Two options: bag or tape. Bag each battery in its own clear plastic bag before placing it in a storage container. Tape the terminals with clear packing, non-conductive electrical or duct tape, keeping the label visible. Batteries that appear dead may contain a residual charge and can pose a fire hazard unless they are bagged or taped.
2 Store the batteries in a cool, dry place. Incidents can occur when batteries are exposed to inclement or excessively hot weather. Store them in a plastic container; avoid metal.
3. If you see a swollen or bulging battery, immediately put it in non-flammable material, such as sand or kitty litter, and store it in a cool, dry place. Do not throw it away.
4. Aim to recycle batteries within six months of their end of use ensuring they are bagged or taped.
Please do NOT throw batteries in your recycling cart with other recyclables, like paper, plastic and glass. They pose a fire hazard and cause fires at recycling facilities. Bring batteries to a battery retailer such as Batteries Plus Bulbs with 2 Butler Co. locations. Butler County accepts spent batteries as part of the Household Hazardous Waste Drop Off - service to resume in July 2020.