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Helping Santa Fe rethink their waste
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Batteries
Hazardous waste, known as Household Hazardous Waste (HHW),
can cause potential harm to a community’s health and environment if not handled with precaution. Waste that falls under this category requires special disposal and cannot be disposed of like common household trash or recycling.


PHONE BOOK RECYCLING
You can recycle your phone books at any of the following drop off bin locations:
BuRRT >
County Transfer Stations >
BUCKMAN ROAD RECYCLING & TRANSFER STATION HOURS: 8:00am - 4:45pm Mon - Sun
CAJA DEL RIO LANDFILL
HOURS: 7:00am - 5:00pm Mon - Sat
A battery is used in almost every device that needs electrical energy to run. They come in many sizes, from miniature cells used to power hearing aids and wristwatches to battery banks the size of rooms that provide standby power for telephone exchanges and computer data centers.

The majority of devices are cordless, but other types of batteries can be plugged in to be recharged.

Battery recycling reduces resources required for manufacture of new batteries and diverts heavy metals and toxic chemicals from our landfill. Batteries, when not handled or disposed of properly can pose an environmental concern like toxic metal pollution. Many battery chemicals are corrosive, poisonous, or both and can be harmful or fatal if swallowed.

The three main types of batteries:

1. AUTOMOTIVE / CAR BATTERIES

Lead Acid Batteries
Commonly found in cars, golf carts, industrial fork-lifts, motorcycles, and as commercial batteries. These can be regular lead acid, sealed lead acid, or gel type.
Toxic! Please handle with care.

Where can I take it? Search

BuRRT  Fridays & Saturdays 8:00am -4:45pm

Capital Scrap Metals Inc. – car batteries ONLY
1162 Cooks Lane, Santa Fe
(505) 471-0740

Mr. G’s Recycling – car batteries ONLY

7625 Baca Lane, Santa Fe
(505) 474-6969

2. RECHARGEABLE BATTERIES

Rechargeable battery use is overall easier on the pocket book and has less of an environmental impact than disposable batteries. The Lithium Ion Battery is the most common type of rechargeable battery used in the home or office as it is found in most portable electronics like your phone or laptop.

HOW TO PREPARE:  When you drop off rechargeable batteries, please make sure the ends are TAPED with traditional ‘scotch’ tape.  If possible, please place larger batteries with their ends taped into a plastic bag before dropping off.  If you drop these types of batteries off at BuRRT please use the designated buckets.

Lithium-Ion Batteries (Li-ion or LIB)
The most popular rechargeable battery; commonly found in most portable electronics.

Nickel-Cadmium Batteries (NiCd or NiCad)
Commonly found in portable electronics, remote-controlled electric toys, as well as cordless power tools and camera flash units.
Toxic! Please handle with care and do not incinerate.

Nickel Metal Hydride Batteries (NiMH)
This was the most common type of rechargeable battery until the increased production of Li-ion Batteries. Commonly found in toys, tools , and hybrid cars.

Where can I take it? Search

Batteries Plus
1609 St Michaels Dr, Santa Fe
(505) 992-1181

Best Buy
3533 Zafarano Dr #a6, Santa Fe
(505) 438-4761
What else can I recycle at Best Buy?

BuRRT 

Home Depot
952 Richards Ave, Santa Fe
(505) 424-9463

Lowe’s Home Improvement

3458 Zafarano Road, Santa Fe
(505) 819-4080

Office Depot
153 Paseo De Peralta, Santa Fe
(505) 986-0096

2016 Cerrillos Road, Santa Fe
(505) 474-7181

What can I recycle at Office Depot?

Radio Shack
4201 W Rodeo Road, Santa Fe
(505) 473-4168

4250 Cerrillos Road, Santa Fe
(505) 471-4310

189 Paseo De Peralta, Santa Fe
(505) 988-7251

514 West Cordova Road, Santa Fe
(505) 988-2308
Electronic Trade Program

3. NON-RECHARGEABLE BATTERIES

Non-rechargeable batteries are also known as single use or disposable batteries which were designed to be used once and discarded. Most non-rechargeable are Alkaline Batteries in the standard sizes of AAA, AA, C-cell, D-Cell, buttons and 9 volts. Other batteries consist of:

Alkaline & Carbon Zinc Batteries
Alkaline batteries account for 80% of manufactured batteries in the US and over 10 billion individual units produced worldwide.  Commonly used in portable electronics, cameras, and toys.

Lithium Batteries
Not to be confused with Lithium Ion Batteries.  Commonly used in portable electronic devices.

Mercury Batteries
Sale of mercury batteries is banned in many countries.  Commonly used in medical devices, calculators and military applications.

Silver-Oxide Batteries
Commonly used in watches, hearing aids, and aircraft.

Zinc Air Batteries
Commonly used in hearing aids, film cameras to electric vehicle propulsion.

Where can I take it? Search
BuRRT  

Home Depot
952 Richards Ave, Santa Fe
(505) 424-9463

Lowe’s Home Improvement

3458 Zafarano Road, Santa Fe
(505) 819-4080

Office Depot
153 Paseo De Peralta, Santa Fe
(505) 986-0096

2016 Cerrillos Road, Santa Fe
(505) 474-7181

What can I recycle at Office Depot?