Battery Recycling

What's the easiest option?

Alkaline batteries can be disposed of in your regular trash. Rechargeable batteries can be recycled through retail take-back programs at places such as Home Depot, IKEA, Lowes, My Organic Market and Staples. They can also be taken to an HHW day at Alpha Ridge Landfill on Saturday (April-November). Visit www.call2recycle.org for details and additional drop-off locations.


Alkaline Batteries (flashlight, toy, radio)

Since 1996, these everyday batteries no longer contain the heavy metals that were considered hazardous to the environment. Therefore, these batteries can be disposed in your household trash.


Rechargeable Batteriesrechargeable battery

There are many different types of rechargeable batteries including Nickel Cadmium (Ni-Cd), Nickel Metal Hydride (Ni-MH), Lithium Ion (Li-ion) and Small Sealed Lead(Pb). Rechargeable batteries contain heavy metals that should be recycled through a retail take-back program (such as Home Depot, Lowes, Staples, My Organic Market) or at an HHW Collection Day at the Alpha Ridge Landfill (Saturdays Only April-November).


Button Batteries (hearing aid, watch, greeting card)

button battery These batteries can contain mercury and silver oxide, which are hazardous to the environment and can be recycled. Please recycle these batteries through a retail take-back program (such as Home Depot, Lowes, Staples, My Organic Market) or at an HHW Collection Day at the Alpha Ridge Landfill (Saturdays Only, April-November).


lead acid battery

Lead-Acid Batteries (car, motorcycle, boat)

Recycle these batteries at the Alpha Ridge Landfill. Look for the shed at the back of Convenience Center. Acceptable lead-acid batteries also include AGM and Gel Cell, commonly found in ATVs and kid's powered vehicles.


Lithium Batteries (toy, clock, camera, calculator, laptop)

Lithium Battery

These batteries are similar to alkaline batteries, but contain lithium metal or lithium compounds and should not be disposed in your regular trash. If your battery contains lithium, it should include the word “lithium” somewhere on its body. These batteries should be recycled through a retail take-back program (such as Home Depot, Lowes, My Organic Market) or at an HHW Collection Day (Saturdays Only, April-November).

Lithium laptop batteries can be recycled through retail take-back programs at locations such as Best Buy, Lowes, Home Depot, or Staples or brought to an HHW Collection Day at the Alpha Ridge Landfill (Saturdays Only, April-November). If you are recycling a laptop, please leave the battery in the laptop and place the laptop in the electronic recycling containers at Alpha Ridge Landfill.


Free battery collection at your site

Call2Recycle provides FREE boxes for rechargeable batteries and cell phones. Who can be a collection site? Businesses, retailers, communities, and public agencies can participate and recycle for free.