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 transfer station/scalehouse on Old Ferry Road.
Alkaline batteries can be thrown in the trash.
|Regular Alkaline Batteries||AAA, AA, C, D, 9-Volt||the squat batteries used in cameras are usually Lithium, not Alkaline, and should be recycled.||
Recycle or place in trash
|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|
|Automobile Batteries||Lead-Acid||bring back the used one to an auto parts store for easy disposal
|Big Batteries||Electric Fence||Recycled|