National Battery Day 2019

National Battery Day is observed on February 18, 2019.

Think on that day about the usefulness of the batteries – and charging some up again, if you like. Recognize, just how important the simple battery is to our way of life. In electricity, a battery is a device consisting of one or more electrochemical cells that convert stored chemical energy into electrical energy. Batteries have become a common power source for many household and industrial applications.

There are two types of batteries: primary batteries (disposable batteries), which are designed to be used once and discarded, and secondary batteries (rechargeable batteries), which are designed to be recharged and used multiple times. Batteries come in many sizes, from miniature cells used to power hearing aids and wristwatches to battery banks the size of rooms that provide standby power for telephone exchanges and computer data centers.

As much as we depend on batteries to help power our daily lives, it’s also our responsibility to recycle them when they reach their end-of-life.

Battery recycling not only prevents potentially hazardous materials in batteries from harming the environment, it can protect against potential fires by keeping batteries out of the garbage and helps conserve our natural resources.

It’s easy and convenient – click here to find a drop-off location near you.  Be sure to review guidelines on how to safely prepare your batteries here.  Help us lead the charge on battery recycling today and every day!