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Wednesday, May 29, 2024

Virginia Beach Libraries are no longer collecting these

VIRGINIA BEACH — Residents will no longer be able to drop off their rechargeable batteries at the city’s buildings and recycling centers because Waste Management has deemed it a fire hazard.

Rechargeable batteries will have to be disposed of at the Virginia Beach Landfill and Resource Recovery Center at 1989 Jake Sears Road, with local retailers, such as Lowe’s and Home Depot, or by visiting here for nearby battery recycling locations.

Residents will no longer be able to drop off their batteries at the city’s libraries or recycling drop off centers, city officials said.

The following rechargeable batteries need to be properly disposed of:

  • Lithium Ion (Li-Ion)
  • Nickel Cadmium (NiCd)
  • Nickel Metal Hydride (Ni-MH)
  • Nickel Zinc (Ni-ZN) batteries

In addition to the rechargeable battery change, residents can now dispose of their standard alkaline batteries (AA, AAA, C, D and 9 volt) in their household trash, according to a news release from the city.

Alkaline batteries no longer contain mercury, which was one of the reasons for Public Works Waste Management accepting them in their Household Hazardous Waste program, officials said.

Questions, call 757-385-4650, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, or click here.

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