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Are there any services which will pick up batteries from a residence?

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Home pick-up services for used batteries are available in some areas, such as the Recology Sunset Scavenger program in the San Francisco area. However, many battery pick-up programs simply dispose of batteries in landfills rather than recycling them, as reported by the environmental information website Environment, Health and Safety Online.

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Are there any services which will pick up batteries from a residence?
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Batteries contain many toxic chemicals and heavy metals that may seep into groundwater if the batteries are left in a landfill rather than properly recycled. Inquiring with a specific pick-up service as to their method of battery disposal can help homeowners decide if they prefer to use the pick-up service or recycle their batteries in person.

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