Making Batteries Last

Make Batteries Last

Tips for Longest Life Use of Batteries

  1. Turn off any battery-operated appliances when not in use.
  2. Remove batteries from appliances if they are not going to be used for a long time.
  3. To prevent a potential safety hazard, do not mix old batteries with new ones. This can avoid leaking or rupturing possibilities, resulting in injury or property damage.
  4. Do not recharge a battery unless it is specifically marked rechargeable. Attempting to recharge a non-rechargeable battery can cause it to leak or rupture.
  5. Do not dispose of batteries in a fire, it may cause them to explode.
  6. Do not open battery casings.
  7. Do not insert batteries backwards into any device.

Rechargeable batteries containing cadmium or lead should be recycled.


If you have questions about Battery recycling in general, please visit the following sites for more information:

PRO ACT Fact Sheet -

Environmental Health and Safety Site -