Alkaline and Rechargeable Battery Recycling


Rechargeable batteries are causing fires. Please keep ALL batteries out of the trash and recycling bins!  

We need the community’s help! Rechargeable batteries containing metals such as lithium and nickel, can spark and explode when damaged. Fires in garbage trucks and processing facilities are on the rise. Help protect our employees, garbage collectors, property, and community. 

Rechargeable batteries are found in many common household items including:

  • Power Tools                
  • Toys
  • Cellphones
  • Laptops 
  • Watches 
  • Remote Controls 
  • Gaming Devices 
  • Electric Toothbrushes 
  • E-cigarettes and Vape Devices 

Here’s what to do:

  • Alkaline Batteries (single-use: AA, AAA, C, D): Collect in a storage bag (Available in the foyer at the Manheim Township Municipal Office). Once full, time for disposal. Although not a fire risk, LCSWMA will properly dispose of alkaline batteries.
  • Rechargeable Batteries: Don’t store end-of-life batteries. Dispose of immediately.


FREE, Proper Disposal:


  • Bring batteries and cellphones to LCSWMA’s QUICK, CONVENIENT, DRIVE-THRU Household Hazardous Waste Facility at 1299 Harrisburg Pike, Lancaster, PA, 17603 – Mon. – Fri. 7:00 am to 4:00 pm; Sat. 7:00 to 11:00 am  
  • Ask your trash collector if they take filled battery bags. If so, place on curb BESIDE trash. Bags are brought to LCSWMA.   
  • To find battery drop-off locations near you, visit 
  • Participating retail collections points include: Home Depot, Lowes & Staples  


Specialty Batteries:

E-bike Batteries: Contact retailer or manufacturer for safe battery disposal options. Need assistance? Call LCSWMA at 717-397-9968 

Electric Vehicle Batteries: Contact local automotive store or dealership for safe battery disposal options 

Remember to keep all batteries out of the trash and recycling! For more information, visit   

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