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Alkaline & Carbon-Zinc (“Heavy Duty”)

  • These can be disposed with normal household trash.

All other batteries:

  • Interstate Batteries (in Tyngsborough) or Batteries Plus (in Nashua) accept most batteries.
  • Or All other batteries can be disposed at the next hazardous waste disposal day, which is held yearly.  Notice of hazardous waste disposal day will be posted in Neighbor-to-Neighbor, on the Town website and on the Tyngsborough Municipal Channel.

Rechargeable Batteries:

  • Nickel-Cadmium Batteries and Nickel Metal Hydride (NiMH), Lithium Ion (Li-Ion) (commonly found in cordless power tools, cellular & cordless phones, laptop computers, camcorders, digital cameras, remote control toys)
  • For additional information log onto (Rechargeable Battery Recycling Corporation).

Button Cell Batteries

  • Most small, round “button cell” type batteries contain mercury, silver, cadmium, lithium or other heavy metals as their main component. These materials leak in landfills, can enter the water table, and are even worse when incinerated. Many shops that replace watch and hearing aid batteries will accept your batteries for recycling at no charge.  These may be dropped off at the Board of Health as well.

Automotive batteries:

  • Automotive batteries contain lead. Lead is both toxic and valuable; in the US over 95% of all automotive batteries are recovered and recycled. Virtually any place that sells batteries will take them back.