The environmental protection department said that the household battery has reached the national low-mercury or mercury-free technical requirements, and can be distributed with daily garbage, without centralized and unified recycling. However, it should be noted that lead batteries and nickel-cadmium batteries such as button batteries and electric vehicle batteries still need to be recycled.
In fact, as early as 10 years ago, ordinary batteries could be placed along with household garbage. On October 9, 2003, the State Environmental Protection Administration issued the "Technical Policy for the Prevention and Control of Waste Battery Pollution": At present, under the technical and economic conditions lacking effective recycling, it is discouraged to collect centralized waste batteries that have met the national requirements for low or no mercury. . "Don't encourage" is mainly aimed at ordinary citizens.