This is a press release from Bloomfield Township. Press releases are official statements that have not been independently verified.

In an effort to help residents understand the rules regarding battery recycling, the Bloomfield Recycling Committee is releasing the following tips:

  1. Regular household batteries, ie, alkaline batteries can be placed in
    with regular solid waste. These batteries are deemed non-hazardous and
    there is really no local market for the limited recycling of them. If a
    person really wants to recycle these batteries, there are a few, mail in
    services that allow for the batteries to be sent to them for recycling.
  2. For other batteries, rechargeable, watch, and lithium ion, these can be
    brought to the county household hazardous waste days. The next one is
    October 3 from 8:30am-4:30pm at 99 W Bradford Ave. in Cedar Grove. For more
    information visit ecuanj.com or call 973-792-9060. Residents may also go
    to www.call2recycle.org which is the website for a battery recycling
    organization that has information and a mail back store where you can
    purchase a kit to send back batteries of different types and in different
    conditions.
  3. For rechargeable batteries, stores such as Home Depot and Lowes will
    take them back at the front entrances. There is a special drop off location
    but you should check with the store prior to dropping off due to COVID-19.
  4. For lead-acid batteries, these are recycled at locations that sell them.
    ie, typically auto repair stores, etc.

“In Bloomfield, we are striving to be as sustainable and environmentally conscious as we can be,” said Mayor Venezia. “I hope that these tips will allow residents to more easily understand how they can best recycle batteries in a way that will be both convenient and responsible.”

For more information about what residents can and cannot recycle, please visit http://www.ecuanj.com/household_hazardous_waste_list_2012.html.