Avoid the Spark: Be Battery Safety Smart April 27, 2023 Email Batteries cannot go in the recycling or trash carts! Multiple times in the past few years, misplaced batteries have started fires at our facilities and in our trucks. Luckily they were put out quickly, but fires from lithium ion batteries – the ones in your phone, tablet, laptop, drill, vape pen or drone – are very susceptible to starting fires when they are punctured or crushed and have caused serious fires at recycling facilities in recent years. Batteries can be dropped off at many sites around town – visit naparecycling.com/batteries for a full list. We also pick up batteries with our Recycle More program – find details at naparecycling.com/recycle-more. Thanks for your help in safely recycling batteries!