Rechargeable Batteries Are a Fire Hazard – Do NOT place them in your curbside trash and recycling containers!

Penn Waste would like to advise all customers not to throw rechargeable batteries in their trash and recycling bins. Rechargeable batteries are a fire hazard and are prone to exploding. In just the last week, Penn Waste has experienced several small fires in the trash collected due to rechargeable batteries. Once these batteries are damaged or incorrectly charged, they’re a fire hazard.

Rechargeable batteries are found in laptops, cell phones, wireless security cameras, digital cameras, and rechargeable tools, just to name a few.

Rechargeable batteries are considered hazardous material and should be disposed of properly, otherwise they create a safety hazard.

Please check with your local solid waste authority for hazardous waste resources, drop-off locations and times. In addition, you can check with local retailers such as Best Buy, Lowe’s and Home Depot. Many of them offer battery recycling at their stores.