Lithium Battery Collection & Document Shredding Event at SWA

Saturday, August 10, 2024 from 8 am to noon

By The Solid Waste Authority of Palm Beach County July 5, 2024

Join the Solid Waste Authority of Palm Beach County on Saturday, August10, 2024, from 8 am to noon for the ever-popular Lithium Battery Collection & Document Shredding Event

During this free event, Palm Beach County residents are encouraged to bring lithium batteries or products containing them and up to six boxes of documents to be shredded. The event will be held at the Authority’s Renewable Energy Park at 6751 N Jog Road in West Palm Beach. There will be an easy, in-and-out access point to drop off your materials. 

Lithium batteries can be a fire hazard if they aren’t disposed of responsibly. The Solid Waste Authority of Palm Beach County encourages you to be “battery smart and fire smart” by dropping off your lithium battery products at a Home Chemical & Recycling Center or retailer near you. Be sure to tape the terminals of your lithium batteries with clear tape before you drop them off. The tape will help prevent the terminals from touching each other or other metal objects, which could lead to a fire. 

So how can you become “battery smart and fire smart?” You can start by being able to identify the types of lithium batteries that you use every day. Some commonly used items that contain lithium batteries are (not an exhaustive list): 

  • Electronic devices, such as mobile phones, laptops, tablets, computer peripherals, Bluetooth devices and smart wearables
  • Remote car keys
  • Vaping devices
  • Game controllers
  • Portable power packs
  • Electric toothbrushes
  • Toys
  • Smoke/carbon monoxide alarms
  • E-bikes and e-scooters

Want to drop off more household hazardous waste items after the event? You can simply use one of the seven Home Chemical & Recycling Centers conveniently located throughout Palm Beach County.

Help us spread the word that lithium batteries are a fire hazard, but we can all do our part and a fire won’t start. Learn more: