Never Throw in the Garbage
Batteries contain metals and corrosive chemicals that contaminate the environment when not properly processed. All batteries need to be disposed of as hazardous waste.
Lithium-Ion Batteries Cause Fires
Lithium-ion batteries are sensitive and can start fires when put in the garbage or curbside recycling. Always dispose of rechargeable batteries and devices properly to keep sanitation workers safe.
Lithium Batteries Are Single-Use
While lithium-ion batteries are rechargeable, standard lithium batteries cannot be recharged. Learn how to dispose of single-use batteries.
Alternative Ways to Recycle
Recycle With Call2Recycle
Call2Recycle is a no-cost recycling program with collection sites across the United States and Canada. Find out more.
Lowe’s Recycling Program
The Office Depot Battery Recycling Program
Office Depot allows consumers to bring their rechargeable batteries to any location for free recycling. Find the nearest store.
Best Buy’s Electronics and Appliances Recycling Program
Best Buy will take back rechargeable batteries as well as the following: battery backups (UPS), button batteries, cell phone batteries and laptop batteries. They do not accept single-use, car or other wet cell batteries. Find out more.
The Battery Solutions Recycling Program
Battery Solutions offers battery recycling kits and services to businesses, municipalities and residences. Their programs aim to help people recycle their batteries properly and conveniently. Learn more.
The Big Green Box Battery Recycling Program
The Big Green Box is a mail-in battery recycling program for both residences and businesses. Their system is simple: Order a box, fill it up with your used batteries, then ship it back to the company’s EPA-approved recycling center. Learn more.