Frequently Asked Questions About Batteries

There's a lot to know about Energizer® batteries, so naturally there are a lot of questions people ask us. Here are the most common questions...click one to view the answer.

How does Energizer “make a difference” in local communities?

Beyond our physical plants, we govern our partnerships with a Code of Conduct that outlines Energizer Holdings&rsqu...

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Can batteries be recycled?

Recycling technologies have advanced to recover a higher quantity and quality of the battery materials through the processin...

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Does Energizer encourage battery recycling?

Yes, Energizer encourages recycling because we believe in creating less waste, and we’re committed to creating use and va...

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I live in California, and we have a ban on putting used batteries in the trash. What should I do?

Start by identifying the type of battery you have. If you have rechargeable batteries for disposal, your best bet is to contact...

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Is it a good idea to store batteries in a refrigerator or freezer?

No, storage in a refrigerator or freezer is not required or recommended for batteries produced today. Cold temperature storage ...

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Why does the battery get hot when placed in a pocket?

Batteries can be short-circuited by metal items such as coins, keys, paperclips etc. A battery that is subjected to a short cir...

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Where to find the use-by date?

The best use-by date can be located at the top of the alkaline battery right below the size of the battery.

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What are the advantages of a rechargeable vs. alkaline?

Alkaline batteries, also known as single-use, are designed for moderate to high-drain devices with a 1.5v. The NIMH rechargeabl...

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What impact do batteries have on the environment?

Through the Energizer Household Products Life Cycle Assessment it was determined that the relative impact of batteries on the e...

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Can I dispose of batteries safely in my household trash?

Batteries are made from minerals that occur naturally and are allowed to be disposed of in regular waste in most regions.  ...

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After a battery dies, what’s left inside?

The materials remaining in spent batteries are essentially the same as those used in their production – typically, com...

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What are the recycle numbers for the packaging?

All plastic packaging in the US has a # 3 recycle code and is made of PVC. This information is not listed on the packaging beca...

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