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Battery and Techno Trash Recycling

Battery Recycling

Batteries will be collected for recycling on the second Saturday of the odd months from 9-11am, at the entrance of the township building.   This collection is ONLY open to Lower Gwynedd Township Residents, and proof of residency will be required. Residents will be required to properly tape certain batteries before dropping them off (see list below), and are asked to do so before arriving to speed up the drop-off process.   

Upcoming Collection Dates:

  • Saturday, March 9, 2024
  • Saturday, July 13, 2024
  • Saturday, September 14, 2024
  • Saturday, November 9, 2024

Household batteries include standard alkaline, nickel cadmium (NiCd), lithium, button batteries and more (no car batteries!).

  • Alkaline
  • Zinc-Carbon
  • Nickel Cadmium-Dry
  • Nickel Cadmium-Wet
  • Nickel Iron-Wet
  • Nickel Metal Hydride-Dry
  • Nickel Metal Hydride-Wet
  • Lithium-Ion
  • Lithium Primary
  • Mercury
  • Silver Oxide
  • Coin/Button Cells
  • Lead Acid of All Types
  • We Do Not accept car batteries

Recycling Requirements

Alkaline Batteries:

  • No Alkaline Battery is to be taped
  • Damaged Alkaline batteries can be co-mingled with the other Alkaline batteries

Household Batteries:

These are the most common types of batteries powering devices you use every day. Some are rechargeable, you can plug them in to charge and get multiple uses before the battery needs to be replaced. Some are non-rechargeable or single-use, once they are fully discharged, they should be recycled.

Rechargeable Batteries:

Non-Spillable/Sealed Lead Acid: small to medium dry-cell batteries, sealed, rechargeable

Lithium-ion (Li-ion): small dry-cell batteries, sealed, rechargeable

Nickel-Cadmium (NiCd): small dry-cell batteries, sealed, rechargeable

Nickel Metal Hydride: small dry-cell batteries, sealed, rechargeable

All lithium batteries and any battery over 9V must have the terminals covered with clear tape (please do not use electrical, or duct tape) to prevent accidental short circuiting, which can cause a fire, during shipping.  Most hearing aid, watch, and button batteries are lithium, and must be taped. An easy way to do this is line them up on a table, apply a strip of tape to them, flip over, and put another piece of tape on top. All batteries should be the same height for this to work best.

Please place any corroded alkaline batteries in clear plastic baggies.

Techno Trash

Included on the Battery Recycling Days, the Township now collects Techno Trash.

What is considered Techno Trash and what is collected:

  • Disk Media: CDs, CD-Rs, CD-RWs, DVDs, DVD-Rs, Blu-ray, LaserDisc, 3.5” and 5.25” floppy disks, zip and jaz disks, and cases.
  • Tapes: VHS-all types, audio cassette tapes, 8mm, Hi8, mini DV, DAT, DLT, LTO, Beta, BetaCam, BetaMax U-matic/ ¾” tape, DVCam, Digibeta, 8-Track, reel-to-reel audio, and cases.
  • Cases: All types of plastic CD and DVD cases, All types of plastic video and audio tape cases.
  • Computer drives: Hard drives, zip, jaz, floppy, CD-ROM, DVD drives, flash, thumb and jump drives, SD and flash memory cards.
  • Communication devices: Cell phones, pagers, PDAs and their chargers, cradles, and headset accessories.
  • Small electronics: MP3 players, iPods, iPads, Amazon Fire tablets, e-readers, Kindles, GPS units, computer speakers, video game consoles and cartridges, gaming controllers, hand-held CD and cassette players, portable DVD players, and digital cameras.
  • Ink: Inkjet and toner cartridges (All cartridges must be in a sealed bag to prevent spilling).
  • Film: Black and White film-related items only. Please do not include color film or any type of photograph.
    • Black and white only: Photographic film negatives, instant film and sheets, sheet film, Advanced Photo System, slides, Disc film, 110, 126, 127, 120/220
    • Black and white or undeveloped only: Motion picture film, film reels, Super 8, 8mm, 9.5mm, 16mm, 35mm, 70mm.
    • Black and white only: microfilm, microfiche, lithographic film.
    • o Medical x-ray, industrial x-ray.
  • Miscellaneous items:  keyboards, mice, modems, routers, headphones, earbuds, AirPods, cables, cords, adaptors, surge protectors, boards, and chips.

Items NOT Collected:

  • NO desktop computers, monitors, printers, fax machines, scanners.
  • NO desktop phones, answering machines, photocopiers, shredders, clocks, alarm clocks, and calculators.
  • NO small miscellaneous electronics (i.e. razors, hair dryers, flat irons, toothbrushes, etc.).
  • NO kitchen appliances (i.e. toasters, microwaves, blenders, etc.).
  • NO light bulbs, lamps, vacuums, carbon monoxide detectors.
  • NO stereo systems, radios, CB radios, stereo speakers, satellite dishes, TVs, remote controls.
  • NO vinyl records, photographs, overhead transparencies.
  • NO mercury containing devices such as thermometers, thermostats, smoke detectors, etc.
  • NO medical devices such as blood pressure monitors, glucose meters, electrode pads, vapes.
  • NO color film related items: film, slides, negatives, transparencies, microfilm, microfiche.