"Reduce, Reuse, Recycle"
Recycling/Disposal Options in Bucks County
View the current recycling and disposal options on the Bucks County Website, including Household Hazardous Waste Collection Events & eCycling (tv's and computers).
Lead Acid (car, truck, boat) batteries are hazardous and are banned in Pennsylvania from disposal. These types of batteries should be taken to a Bucks County Household and Hazardous Waste Collection drop-off event or a automotive battery retailer for recycling
Common household batteries (AA, AAA. C, and D size and 9 volt) are not considered hazardous. Although these types of batteries are not hazardous they are accepted at Bucks County Household and Hazardous Waste Collection events.
Rechargeable batteries used in laptop computers, cell phones, cameras, and power tools are considered hazardous which include:
- Nickel Cadmium
- Nickel Metal Hydride
- Lithium Ion
- Small Sealed Lead
These types of batteries are accepted at Bucks County Household and Hazardous Waste Collection events or they can be taken to a retailer participating in the Rechargeable Battery Recycling Corporation's recycling program. Residents can call 1-800-8-Battery for the nearest location or on the Internet at www.rbrc.com. You can enter your zip code and the site will give you a list of collection locations.
Button cell batteries used in hearing aids, watches, calculators, and cameras are considered hazardous. These types of batteries are accepted at Bucks County Household and Hazardous Waste Collection events, residents can also contact retailers such as Radio Shack and Wal-Mart to determine if they accept these batteries for recycling.