Most photo batteries are primary lithium batteires. Meaning they can not be recharged once they run out. However, they will have a long shelf life due to their low self-discharge rates, high capacity for their size, and a wide operating tempurature. Thus they are perfect to power small electrcal devices like watches and calculators as well as cameras
Battery Recycling for Lithium Photo Batteries
As an online leader in battery sales, AtBatt.com offer free recycling service for our customers. You can return any of your used lithium photo batteries to any of our locations with attention “Battery Recycling.” You can also visit Portable Rechargeable Battery Association or PRBA.org. This organization, made up of manufacturers, distributors and assemblers of rechargeable battery products, takes an active role in rechargeable issues worldwide. And to meet the immediate needs of rechargeable battery recycling in North America, PRBA established the Rechargeable Battery Recycling Corporation (RBRC.com). The RBRC is a non-profit public service organization, dedicated to the education and implementation of the Charge Up to Recycle program.
The Rechargeable Battery Recycling Corporation (RBRC) can help you recycle your portable rechargeable batteries. These batteries are commonly found in cordless power tools, cellular and cordless phones, laptop computers, camcorders, digital cameras, and remote control toys. RBRC recycles the following battery chemistries: Nickel Cadmium (Ni-Cd), Nickel Metal Hydride (Ni-MH), Lithium Ion (Li-ion) and Small Sealed Lead* (Pb).