Lithium-ion batteries must be recycled rather than disposed of because not recycling them can cause fires. There has been a 41% increase in catastrophic losses at material recovery facilities. Recycling helps the environment and is the safest and most efficient way to process a battery at its end of life. 

  • Never place batteries in regular waste and recycling bins. They will likely catch fire. 
  • All parts of the circular economy should be made aware of how imperative it is to recycle these batteries so they can be reused and given new life. 
  • All lithium-ion batteries must be recycled rather than disposed of. Keep batteries segregated from other materials.
  • Batteries should only be recycled at approved battery recycling drop-off locations. Damaged, defective, or recalled batteries require special attention. Visit Call2Recycle for more information.