Batteries (Single-Use/Non-Rechargeable)

(Last Updated: 2/8/2021)

Household batteries, including alkaline, button, and rechargeable, are accepted at the drop-off recycling sites listed below.

Although you can recycle single-use alkaline batteries at a drop-off site, they are also safe to put in the garbage. If you cannot tell what type of battery you have or are unsure, please take it to a recycling site.

Button and rechargeable batteries are not accepted in the garbage because they can explode when crushed. See additional rechargeable battery recycling sites.


Free drop-off battery recycling sites

Please dump batteries into the collection buckets so they are loose instead of bagged. Please remove batteries from all devices.


Reduce battery waste

  • Use electricity instead of batteries in dual-powered products.

  • Buy rechargeable or long-lasting batteries instead of single-use batteries. Two AA Ni-Cad rechargeable batteries can replace up to 600 single-use batteries.


Information listed here for household items only. View business, non profit, and agency information.