Free Household Disposal Packing Material and Rechargeable Batteries The Operations Facility at 37th Street and D Avenue will accept for free, the disposal of packing material and small rechargeable batteries. Brand name alkaline batteries such as Duracell or Energizer are all made in the USA and are OK to place in your garbage can. Packing material includes large Styrofoam pieces, plastic bubble wrap and packaging peanuts. We require that all loose packing material be bagged and tied closed. Please check in at the Operations office, Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Recyclable materials such as cardboard, paper and plastics are excluded from this service and should be placed out for pick up by Republic Services.