Batteries contain different metals such as mercury, lead, cadmium. And nickel. If a person disposes of these batteries in an unsafe manner, it can lead to more contamination within the environment. Different batteries such as lead acid batteries can be recycled and up to 96% of the battery can be disposed of.
Dry-cell batteries which include alkaline and carbon zinc (9 volt, D, C, AA, AAA), button style batteries, and lithium (9-volt, C, AA, coin, button, rechargeable batteries can easily be recycled.
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