How to recycle/dispose of batteries

Put dry cell and alkaline batteries into your normal trash. These are often found in flashlights, toys, and appliances.

Which batteries need special disposal?

Batteries needing special disposal include these types:

Do not dispose of these battery types in your regular trash.

Where can I take batteries for special disposal?

Button, and small and large rechargable batteries


If the batteries are from your take them to this place
home Household Hazardous Waste dropoff at the Shady Grove Processing Facility and Transfer Station. Or, use the Call2Recycle drop-off locator to find participating retailers.

Bring batteries from your home at no charge.

We do not limit the number of batteries you may drop off.
business or organization (Small Quantity Generators only) Ecowise drop-off at the Shady Grove Processing Facility and Transfer Station; the Ecowise fee schedule applies. Or, use the Call2Recycle drop-off locator to find participating retailers.

The safest methods of transporting these batteries are to protect terminals by

When carrying small batteries in your pocket, do not mix them with coins and house keys.

Lead acid/vehicle batteries

We accept lead acid or vehicle batteries from residents, businesses, and organizations at no charge at our Household Hazardous Waste dropoff at the Shady Grove Processing Facility and Transfer Station.

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