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Take Charge Lee County! 

When certain batteries are improperly disposed of, they can become a fire hazard. This is why we are asking our residents and visitors to take charge and learn more about proper battery disposal.

Household alkaline batteries such as AA, AAA, C, D and 9 volt can all go in with your regular garbageUntitled design (3).png

For 9 volt batteries, please place masking, electrical or duct tape over the positive and negative posts before discarding. 

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Button batteries for watches and hearing aids can also go in your regular garbage.

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Lithium-ion and nickel-cadmium batteries, such as rechargeable batteries like those found in cordless drills or cellular phones, and lead acid car batteries, should all be taken to the Topaz Court Solid Waste Facility.

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An increasing number of products contain Lithium-ion batteries, which is why Lee County Solid Waste is encouraging residents to be aware of these products before just throwing them out. These batteries can now be found in the following products:

  • Electronic devices, such as mobile phones, laptops, tablets, computer peripherals, Bluetooth devices and smart wearables
  • Power tools
  • Remote car keys
  • Vaping devices
  • Game controllers
  • Digital cameras
  • Portable power packs
  • Greeting cards
  • Electric toothbrushes
  • Toys
  • Medical equipment
  • Smoke/Fire/Carbon monoxide detectors
  • E-bikes, e-scooters and hover boards

Remember, no batteries should go in your recycling cart. 


To learn more about proper battery disposal and the Solid Waste Department, click HERE!