Batteries should be recycled. Some batteries contain toxic metals, such as cadmium, lead or mercury, which pose a threat to human health and the environment when batteries are improperly disposed.
Recycling batteries protects the environment by ensuring that heavy metals don't pollute our air, land and water. Recycling also conserves resources because the metals recovered from batteries are used to make new products.
NOTE: CFLs (compact fluorescent bulbs) are NOT accepted in battery drop-off containers. CFLs can be properly disposed of at the county's drop off facilities in Brooklyn Park and Bloomington.