House­hold use batteries

 
 
Alkaline batteries in small quantities can be disposed of in the trash. Rechargable batteries can cause fires if placed in the trash - they should be recycled through free recycling programs at Lowes, Best Buy, or for a fee Batteries Plus Bulbs. If you're unsure of what type of battery you have then do not put it in either the trash or recycling, call Batteries Plus Bulbs.