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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.

Select a material to find more information and to see where it may be recycled in the area:

The Kanawha County Solid Waste Authority is the central resource for waste reduction in the county with a focus on the education and awareness of sustainable techniques and initiatives.

Kanawha County
Solid Waste Authority
600 Slack Street
Charleston, WV 25301
(304) 342-4477

Monday - Friday 8:00am-5:00pm