Rechargeable Battery Collection and Recycling

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Environmental Conservation, Department of State
In New York State, retail businesses that sell rechargeable batteries must accept the same batteries for recycling. Businesses must accept up to ten batteries per person per day from any member of the public.

These batteries include nickel cadmium, nickel metal hydride, lithium ion, and sealed lead acid batteries. Businesses must post signs stating their collection practices.

It is illegal to dispose of rechargeable batteries as solid waste in New York State.



For more information, contact:

NYS Department of Environmental Conservation
Division of Materials Management, PS&WR Section
625 Broadway
Albany, NY 12233-7253
Phone: (518) 402-8706
pswr@gw.dec.state.ny.us
Website: http://www.dec.ny.gov/

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