The State of Vermont bans the disposal of rechargeable and lead acid batteries in the municipal solid waste (MSW) stream.

Many types of batteries contain hazardous materials and may become hazardous waste when disposed improperly.                                                                                       

Any and all rechargeable batteries must be recycled.  The Windham Solid Waste Management District accepts batteries at the Convenience Center in Brattleboro.  

Regular Alkaline Batteries AAA, AA, C, D, 9-Volt the squat batteries used in cameras are usually Lithium, not Alkaline, and should be recycled.


Rechargeable Batteries Types: Nickel-Cadmium (Ni-Cd), Nickel-Metal-Hydride (Ni-MH), Lithium-Ion (Li-ion), and others. cell phones, toys, power tools, laptop computers, cordless phones, digital cameras, etc. Recycled
Button Batteries   hearing aids, cameras, etc Recycled
Car Batteries Lead-Acid bring back the used one to an auto parts store for easy disposal
Big Batteries Electric Fence   Recycled