23 May '11, 11am

Throwing rechargeable batteries in the trash is illegal in some states. Do you know your local law?

Throwing rechargeable batteries in the trash is illegal in some states. Do you know your local law?

Throwing away rechargeable batteries is illegal in some areas. Here’s what you need to know about your local laws and how to recycle those batteries. New York's new law bans rechargeable batteries from the landfill and requires retails to collect and recycle spent batteries. (Stock Photo) In December of last year, New York Governor George Paterson signed into law the “New York State Rechargeable Battery Law,” which makes it illegal for residents to knowingly throw rechargeable batteries in the trash as well as holds retailers responsible for battery collection and recycling. Beginning June 8, 2011 any retail locations in New York State that sell rechargeable batteries must accept used batteries of the same type for recycling. By Dec. 5, 2011, it will be against the law for New Yorkers to put rechargeable batteries in the trash. Even though national programs like Call2Recyc...

Full article: http://earth911.com/news/2011/05/23/state-rechargeable-ba...

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