Button Batteries: Retailers such as Staples, Sears Hardware, Home Depot, Target, WalMart, Verizon Wireless, BatteriesPlus, etc., must accept button batteries for recycling.
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General Household Battery Information: Household batteries include typical disposable alkaline batteries and batteries that must be recycled including: rechargeable batteries (found in cell phones, laptops, etc.); button batteries (found in watches, hearing aids, etc.); and, sealed lead (found in large children's toys).
Note: Beginning 12/5/11, The NYS Rechargeable Battery Recycling Act makes it illegal for NYS residents to knowingly dispose of certain rechargeable, lithium ion, button and sealed lead batteries in the regular trash. See www.dec.ny.gov/chemical/72065.html for details.