It depends on the battery. Transportation Canada safety regulations require that the terminals of certain battery types be protected to prevent contact with each other, as this can cause sparks and lead to a fire. Therefore, before depositing any rechargeable batteries, lithium-based single-use batteries, single-use batteries that are 12V or more, or batteries you are unsure of, make sure they are placed in a clear, sealed bag or taped with duct tape, electrical tape or another non-conductive tape. Ensure to keep the battery chemistry visible if you tape it.
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