How do I dispose of batteries?

Non-rechargeable alkaline and carbon zinc batteries, like those used in toys and flashlights may be thrown away in the trash. Rechargeable nickel cadmium batteries used in kitchen appliances, cordless phones, and power tools are recyclable and should be taken to the HazChem Center, Burlington Public Library, Lowes, Standard of Beaverdale or Staples. Button batteries like those used in hearing aids and watches are considered hazardous waste and should be taken to the HazChem Center. For your safety, materials are accepted at the HazChem Center by appointment only, so always call first! The number is 319-753-8758. Lead-acid batteries, like those from a vehicle are collected by Solid Waste crews from Solid Waste customers and require 2 Trash Tags. To get on the list for pick up, send an email to and provide your name, address, and telephone number. If you prefer, you may take batteries to the landfill for a nominal fee. The number of the landfill is 319-753-8722.

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1. How do I sign up for trash collection?
2. What day is my trash collected?
3. What time of day is my trash to be out?
4. How do I report that my trash was missed?
5. I rent my home. Does the City provide trash collection?
6. Where can I buy Trash Tags? How much do they cost?
7. I forgot to set my trash out on time. What can I do?
8. What holidays alter my trash collection day?
9. How do I dispose of construction or demolition material?
10. How do I dispose of a tire or car battery?
11. How do I dispose of paint or spray paint?
12. How do I dispose of batteries?
13. How do I dispose of a propane tank or helium tank?
14. How do I dispose of old carpet?
15. Where is the landfill? What are the hours of operation?
16. Can I rent a large roll-off container or a dumpster from the City?
17. Who can I call if there is a problem with garbage at my neighbors?
18. Does the City pick up Christmas trees?
19. If I want to throw away furniture infested with bed bugs, will the Solid Waste crew take it?
20. There is a dead animal in my yard. Who can I call?
21. How can I dispose of unused prescriptions and over the counter medications?