Battery Recycling Update
As announced last month, the LGT EAC is revising the battery recycling program. Batteries cannot be dropped off at the township building anymore, except on designated dates and times. Batteries will be collected for recycling on the second Saturday of the odd months from 9-11am, in the parking lot of the township building. The next collection is Saturday, March 11th. This collection is only open to LGT 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.
All lithium batteries and any battery over 9V must have the terminals covered with clear scotch tape (please do not use packing, 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.
Batteries that are accepted for recycling are:
- Zinc Carbon
- Nickel Cadmium (NiCd)
- Nickel Metal Hydride (NiMH)
- Lithium Primary
- Mercury Batteries
- Silver Oxide
- Button Cells (could be lithium)
- Lead Acid – Non-Spillable
Upcoming Collection Dates:
- Saturday, March 11
- Saturday, May 13
- Saturday, July 15
- Saturday, September 9
- Saturday, November 11
BATTERY COLLECTION AT THIS LOCATION HALTED
DO NOT DROP OFF ANY BATTERIES!!
The LGT EAC is updating the battery recycling program for residents. Collections will only be held on scheduled dates and at specific locations in the future. Please sign up for email updates from the township, check the webpage, or visit us on Facebook to receive announcements about these dates, coming soon. Also please be sure to note the specific details about what batteries are accepted and how some of them must be prepared for collection.
Battery Recycling Results 2020:
795 pounds of batteries were recycled in 2020 and include the following categories:
- Lithium Primary: 2 pounds
- NiCad Dry: 9 pounds
- Zinc Carbon: 768 pounds
- VRLA Small: 12 pounds
- Alkaline Large: 4 pounds
643 pounds of batteries were recycled in 2019 and include the following categories:
- Alkaline/Zinc Carbon: 605 pounds
- Lithium: 5 pounds
- Nickel Metal Hydride: 6 pounds
- Lead VRLA Small- 201: 27 pounds
371 total pounds of batteries were recycled in 2018 and included the following categories:
- Alkaline/Zinc Carbon-116: 309 pounds
- Alkaline-127 (Large): 52 pounds
- Mixed Buttons: 10 pounds
For more information and to learn about the benefits of battery recycling and the types of batteries we accept, please visit the Battery Solutions website https://www.batterysolutions.com.
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Save Your Batteries!
And bring them to the township building for recycling during our scheduled drop off events! Household batteries include standard alkaline, nickel cadmium (NiCd), lithium, button batteries and more (no car batteries!). Some small electronics like cell phones are also accepted.
- Nickel Cadmium-Dry
- Nickel Cadmium-Wet
- Nickel Iron-Wet
- Nickel Metal Hydride-Dry
- Nickel Metal Hydride-Wet
- Lithium Primary
- Silver Oxide
- Coin/Button Cells
- Hybrid Automotive Battery Packs
- Electric Automotive Battery Packs
- Lead Acid of All Types
- No Alkaline Battery is to be taped
- Damaged Alkaline batteries can be co-mingled with the other Alkaline batteries
- Do not leave plastic bags filled with batteries in the vestibule
- Please empty the batteries in the collection tube and recycle the plastic bags at home or elsewhere
- Please keep in mind that huge volumes of batteries cannot be placed on the outside benches or on the floor of the vestibule
- Small batches of batteries are to be dropped off during drop off events only
- WE DO NOT ACCEPT CAR 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.
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
LOWER GWYNEDD TOWNSHIP DOES NOT ACCEPT ANY INDUSTRIAL BATTERIES!
Refer to the following website for more information: Battery Solutions