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Why You Don’t Want to Send Batteries to a Landfill

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Whether you regularly visit your local landfill or have never been before, there is a general piece of advice you should follow: Don’t throw away batteries! The reasoning behind this is that when you mix batteries with the rest of your trash, it all goes to the dump and gets smashed together into compact space. When batteries are crushed, all the insides seep out and slowly but surely make their way to the bottom of the garbage pile and to the ground. If the insides get into the ground, there is a strong possibility it will get into the water supply and wreak all kinds of havoc. You need to be fully aware of what you are sending to the trash and what goes toward recycling so your local environment remains in good shape. The folks at Ranch Town Recycling Center in San Jose can take your batteries off your

The Different Types You May Have

Almost any type of battery can be recycled, including:

  • Lead acid
  • Nickel-cadmium
  • Nickel-metal-hydride
  • Primary lithium
  • Lithium-ion
  • Alkaline

Each kind of battery will have its own unique recycling procedure. There should be plenty of drop-off bins in your neighborhood to take the batteries to, but if you want to be certain that your old batteries will be handled responsibly and ethically, you should take them to Ranch Town Recycling Center.

Serving San Jose, Santa Clara, Milpitas Mountain View, Sunnyvale and Beyond

Battery recycling is a crucial component of protecting our planet. If you have any questions or concerns about the recycling process, simply give us a call at 408-292-3333. We would be more than happy to walk you through the process. Anyone living in San Jose, Santa Clara, Milpitas, Mountain View and Sunnyvale can benefit by bringing their recyclables to us.

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