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Batteries

Northeast Indiana Solid Waste Management District accepts household batteries as well as lead acid batteries for recycling!

Why Recycle batteries: Mercury and mercury compounds found in batteries are highly toxic to people, wildlife, and the environment. There are several health risks associated to the mercury and cadmium in batteries.

Household batteries can be deposited in the designated boxes at the recycling drop-off stations or residents can bring them free-of-charge to the District office on Friday mornings from 8:00 to noon. Batteries dropped off at our recycling stations or at the NISWMD facility will be shipped to a processor, dismantled, melted and made into new batteries.

Lead acid batteries include car batteries and PowerWheel batteries. These types of batteries CANNOT be left at the drop-off stations. Lead acid batteries will be marked with a small symbol "pb". These are accepted on Friday mornings from 8:00 to noon. There is a small fee for recovery of lead acid batteries.

 

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