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:
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:
LANCASTER COUNTY RESIDENTS:
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.