Alkaline & Single-Use Batteries
Never include batteries or electronics in your recycling cart, despite any reference to recycling on these products.
Alkaline batteries or single-use batteries can be thrown in the trash. Nearly all of the alkaline batteries in use in Florida today have no added hazardous components. Under state law and regulations, alkaline batteries can be disposed of in the trash. Large lantern batteries are also alkaline batteries.
Other Battery Types
Rechargeable batteries should not be in blue or green carts, as they can cause fires when compressed. These items are not recyclable in the blue cart program.
Two reasons NOT to include batteries or electronics in recycling: