What happens to returned rechargeable batteries?

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Some recycling and solid waste facilities are temporarily closed, operating with reduced hours, or accepting a limited range of materials – please call ahead. Consider delaying your visit to facilities unless absolutely necessary by storing dry recyclables and other items at home temporarily.

The batteries are sent to recycling facilities where the metals are recovered and made into new rechargeable batteries and other metal products.

Call2Recycle states that none of the materials broken down from the recycling of collected batteries makes their way into landfills. 

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