Commonly found household batteries fall into three categories: dry cell non-rechargeable batteries, dry cell rechargeable batteries and wet cell batteries, which are used for vehicles. Most batteries contain metals such as lead and mercury that can leach into soil and contaminate groundwater.
Tips for Recycling Batteries: Consider using a rechargeable battery to extend the amount of time you can use a battery before purchasing a new one. A rechargeable battery may last up to 1000 uses – a lifespan that far outweighs any upfront additional costs.
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