Simple answer is yes and no. If you live in California, you are required to recycle all your batteries. In other states, you can safely dispose of single use household batteries like AA, AAA, C, and D. Any rechargeable battery however, should be recycled.
It is good to recycle batteries because it is good for the environment and for sustainability. Batteries have corrosive and heavy metals on the inside. These metals are not good to be released into our landfills. Additionally, recycling contributes to the reuse of raw materials which can help keep costs low.
According to federal law certain chemistries must be recycled. Some of these chemistries include lead acid batteries, lithium ion batteries in high volumes and nickel cadmium batteries. Alkaline batteries can safely be disposed of in the household waste stream. Some states like California have battery recycling regulations over and above federal regulations. Failure to comply with federal law or your state laws can result in hefty fines.
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