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Do batteries need to be recycled in a particular way?

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While it is not illegal to throw away batteries in most states, they have chemicals in them that can be hazardous to the environment, so they should be recycled. There are some waste management companies that accept batteries and battery recycling organizations that focus on proper battery disposal.

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Do batteries need to be recycled in a particular way?
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A tool like that found on Earth911.com allows users to search for disposal and recycling centers in their area. Users can input their ZIP code and select the type of battery they need to recycle, and the tool automatically detects local places that accept that type of battery for proper disposal and recycling.

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