Batteries come in several styles. You are probably most familiar with single-use alkaline batteries. There are also nickel-cadmium or nickel-hydride batteries like those found in laptop computers or cellular phones, as well as lead acid batteries that are found in trucks and automobiles. Recycling batteries is easy at Region 8. We process your material according to the type of batteries we receive in accordance with all federal, state and local regulations. Trash, there is a high likelihood of a chemical reaction when the batteries start to decompose and get wet. There is also potential for toxic metal contamination.