How, and where, to properly dispose of common batteries can be confusing. Here is what you need to know.

First and foremost: do not place batteries in your recycling bin or cart. Batteries cannot be recycled locally in this way, and they create a fire hazard in recycling trucks and facilities. Take your batteries to one of the following locations to be properly disposed of. Be sure to place them in a clear, sealable bag.

Download and print this handy Battery Guide (PDF) for future reference.

  1. Lithium Ion Batteries
  2. Single Use Batteries
  3. Nickel Cadmium Batteries
  4. Nickel Metal Hydride Batteries
  5. 9-Volt Batteries
  6. Button / Coin Cell Batteries

Lithium Ion BatteriesThese are rechargeable batteries typically found in cell phones, laptops, cordless power tools, and two-way radios. Please call to confirm pricing, if any, prior to dropping off your batteries.

Lithium Ion Battery Disposal Locations