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Wisconsin Recycling Facility Accepting Household Batteries Free of Charge

Residents in Brown County, WI. can recycle their household batteries for free at the local hazardous material recovery facility.

August 31, 2023

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Residents in Brown County, WI. can recycle their household batteries for free at the local hazardous material recovery facility.

The Brown County Hazardous Material Recovery facility is now accepting household batteries and devices containing batteries to be recycled. This includes AA, AAA, C, D, F, nickel cadmium, nickel metal-hydride and lithium-ion batteries.

The facility will also accept devices that contain batteries that are not meant to be removed such as phones, power banks, tablets, etc. These devices can be recycled free of charge, although fees will still apply to automotive, lead, and lithium iron phosphate batteries.

“For Brown County residents, this is a hassle-free option to dispose of batteries and battery containing devices,” said Mark Walter, Business Development Manager for Brown County Resource Recovery. “You’ll be doing the right thing for the environment and for the safety of our employees and facilities.”

Brown County officials are stressing the proper battery disposal is critically important. Lithium-ion batteries have been a huge issue for regular recycling facilities and landfills as they can cause large fires when improperly disposed.

“When batteries are thrown in the garbage or recycling, they can easily get damaged and start fires in our waste facilities,” Walter explained. “Providing an option that makes it easier for community members to correctly dispose of batteries can lower the risk of danger to facilities and employees.

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