Can you throw away computer batteries?
Most laptop batteries are made of lithium-ion and are classified as “rechargeable” batteries, meaning that you can plug in the device they’re connected to many times to re-power them. When this happens, don’t throw your battery out in your regular trash or recycling!
Does Best Buy recycle laptop batteries?
Recycling kiosks — Every U.S. Best Buy store has kiosks, just inside the front doors, to drop off rechargeable batteries, wires, cords, cables and plastic bags. Recycling in store at the Customer Service counter — Best Buy stores accept most electronics, with a few exceptions.
How do you dispose of a laptop lithium battery?
When you discard them, they must be disposed of at a household hazardous waste collection point (check with your local landfill) or battery recycling drop off location, NOT placed in the trash.
Where can I dispose of batteries?
These batteries must be disposed of at a hazardous waste collection site, recycling facility, or an electronics retailer that recycles batteries. Many electronics retailers, like Radio Shack or Staples, will accept used rechargeable batteries for recycling. Check Earth911.com for participating retailers in your area.