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Kittitas (pronounced 'kit-i-tass') County is located in central Washington
State. It spans from the lush forested Cascade Mountains to the upper Yakima River Valley plains and
the Columbia River.
Jerrol’s - 111 E University Way
Jerrol’s does not accept Lead Acid Batteries
Cle Elum Transfer Station
50 No.5 Mine Rd
302 Pennsylvania Ave
Pioneer Coffee Roasting Co.
121 Pennsylvania Ave
Carpenter Library & Pioneer Coffee Roasting Co. do not accept Lead Acid Batteries
Batteries stored together and not properly packaged could explode or catch fire during storage or transportation. To safely store and transport batteries they need to be separated into 2 categories, Terminal Protected and Unprotected. Many batteries look alike but can be made using different chemistries. Below are some helpful hints to help you identify your batteries and how to package them for everyone’s safety.
Unsure of the type of battery you are dealing with? When in doubt just Bag it or Tape it for your safety. There is no harm done in protecting the terminals of any battery type. Terminal protection on the battery types listed is a requirement of the Federal Department of Transportation, for safe ground transportation of batteries for recycling or disposal.Go to "How to Protect the Terminals".
Hover your mouse over the image to see properly protected battery terminals
Just as the name states ANY RECHARGEABLE battery (Lithium-ion (Li-ion), Nickel-Cadmium (NiCd) Nickel Metal Hydride (NiMH). Rechargeable batteries can be AAA, AA, C, D, Cordless phone, Walkie Talkie, Cellphone, Laptop Computer, Cordless Power Equipment and the list goes on.
These batteries are not rechargeable but are always marked LITHIUM (Li). Lithium Primary batteries can be AAA, AA, C, D, 9v, and are used in many Digital Cameras.
Link to how to protect the terminals
These Batteries are found in watches, hearing aids, key fobs, along with many other items. The best way we have found to protect the terminals is to place them between clear packing tape
Protect the terminals on batteries by either individually placing in a clear bag or placing tape over the positive terminal (Clear Packing Tape or Electrical Tape only)
This process is much easier if you do it as you replace your batteries
Lead Acid (Pb) batteries from cars, tractors, four wheelers, motorbikes are expected at both locations. Lead Acid batteries can be recycled at the Cle Elum Transfer Station and by the Kittitas County Solid Waste Office. Please place batteries on pallets outside by the used oil tanks.
Alkaline batteries are the most common of the household batteries (9v, AAA, AA, C, D). They are used for powering flashlights, small appliances, some personal electronics, and other small electronic items. These batteries are not rechargeable and often are deemed “HEAVY DUTY”. There is no need to protect the terminals on Alkaline Batteries
Kittitas County has a total area of 2,333 square miles. The highest point in the county is Mount Daniel at 7,959 feet above sea level.