Vaping Devices and E-Cigarettes

Vaping devices and e-cigarettes

Vape ImageE-cigarettes or vaping devices are electronic nicotine delivery systems. 

Examples include vapes, vaporizers, vape pens, hookah pens and electronic cigarettes (e-cigarettes or e-cigs). These very systems.

The lithium batteries that power most electronic cigarettes and other vaping devices pose a significant fire hazard. When these batteries are crushed, damaged, exposed to high temperatures, or short-circuited by contact with metal or other batteries, they can react and produce fires or explosions (Wisconsin DNR) delivery devices vaporize a concentrated oil containing nicotine and are powered by a lithium battery (Wisconsin DNR).

All lithium batteries and nicotine containing vape juice, cartridges and pods are considered hazardous waste and should be disposed of at a Clean Sweep event. **Details on these events can be found on the Solid Waste/Clean Sweep/Recycling home page.** Click HERE for a list of all accepted materials at Clean Sweep. 

Due to the flammable nature of lithium batteries, we do not recommend removing the battery from a device unless the battery is meant to be removed by the user, such as rechargeable batteries.

Empty nicotine pods/cartridges can be disposed of in your regular trash receptacle.

Lithium batteries can also be brought to any Batteries Plus Bulbs store during regular business hours. Fees may apply. Call your nearest location for additional information:

Batteries Plus Bulbs – Janesville Location
3200 Wellington Place, Janesville

Batteries Plus Bulbs – Madison East Location
4706 East Washington Ave, Madison

Batteries Plus Bulbs – Monona Location
115 East Broadway, Suite 105, Monona

Batteries Plus Bulbs – Waukesha Location
215 East Sunset Drive

Read for more Tips for Safe Disposal of E-Cigarettes and E-Liquid Waste

The Solid Waste/Air Quality Committee of Jefferson County does not endorse or otherwise sponsor any of the businesses mentioned in this list. The businesses mentioned have not been reviewed by the Solid Waste/Air Quality Committee for compliance with applicable federal, state, or local environmental laws.