For 10 years Allen County and Batteries Plus have partnered to provide Allen County Residents with free battery recycling. They take every kind of battery whether its a car, boat, computer or your everyday Alkaline batteries. Austin Carpenter, the Allen County Waste Coordinator says,“Ive seen people build up a stash for ten years. Some people bring in a lot, some people bring in a little. There is no limit to how many you can bring. Leave empty batteries sitting around for too long, and they could leak poisonous chemicals. Trash them, and youre hurting the environment. Bing Simmers, the Manager of Batteries Plus says “We want to keep them out of the landfill. Going Green is a big thing these days. Anytime we get batteries out of the landfill thats a good thing.” County officials say about 1,200 pounds of batteries a month are recycled through their partnership with Batteries Plus. They fear the rest are going into the land fills. Batteries plus is located on Washington Center Road. Sams Club and Best Buy also take used batteries. The countys annual Tox-A-Way day is September 12. You can get rid of anything flammable, toxic, or corrosive on that day. This years location is still being decided.