NEW HANOVER COUNTY, NC – Residents of New Hanover County can begin taking spent batteries to any New Hanover County Public Library location for recycling. This convenient service is the result of a partnership between the New Hanover County Public Library and the County’s Environmental Management department.
Any type of battery can be dropped off for recycling, including alkaline, lithium, and rechargeable batteries. Collected batteries are taken to the County’s Household Hazardous Waste facility for sorting, packaging, and shipment to approved recyclers.
The battery recycling drop-off containers are available at all four New Hanover County Public Library locations:
Used batteries contain corrosive chemicals and heavy metals that, when disposed of improperly, can leach into and contaminate groundwater. Diverting used batteries from disposal at the landfill will preserve landfill airspace and protect our water quality.
For more information, please call Environmental Management at (910) 798-4400.
Director, Environmental Management