Button Battery

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Warning

All batteries contain substances harmful to the environment and must be disposed of conscientiously.

Education

Button batteries are a small single cell battery shaped as a squat cylinder typically 5 to 12mm in diameter and 1 to 6mm high.  They are generally used to power small portable electronic devices such as wrist watches, calculators and hearing aids. 

See also battery

Reduce

Before you purchase a product, research the alternatives. Solar-powered calculators and wind-up watches are good options. 

Recycle

The Whanganui Resource Recovery Centre has an household battery disposal wheelie bin.

Disposal

Please keep from landfill.