Recycling Program

RECYCLE LOCALLY

We recommend first checking locally for a recycling center through www.RecycleFinder.com, calling 1-800-8-BATTERY, or calling 1-877-2-RECYCLE. Most automotive stores, recycle drop off centers, and scrap dealers will accept lead acid batteries for recycle.

RECYCLE FINDER
PREPARE BATTERIES

Always package so that terminals from one or more battery packs cannot come into contact with terminals of other battery pack. You may need to cover terminals with plastic tape or isolate the battery in a plastic bag to prevent shorting when shipping more than one battery. If possible, discharge each battery fully.

RECYCLE WITH PPS!

As members of the RBRC (Rechargeable Battery Recycling Corporation), we are more than happy to accept your battery for recycle.  You can ship them to our main address and we’ll take care of the rest.  For regular recycles, ask us about our Recycle Program!  We ship with return labels for easy returns.

RECYCLE PROGRAM

Alkaline

If manufactured with mercury free formula, considered safe for disposal in the municipal waste steam, but suggested for recycling. EXCEPTIONS: CA, Hennepen County, MN

Carbon Zinc

Considered safe for disposal in the municipal waste steam, but suggested for recycling. EXCEPTIONS: CA, Hennepen County, MN

Lithium and Li-Ion

Considered safe for disposal in the municipal waste stream but suggested for recycling.

Nickel Metal Hydride

Considered safe for disposal in the municipal waste stream but suggested for recycling.

Sealed Lead Acid

Fully recyclable and accepted at most locations that accept automotive starter batteries (recycle drop off center, scrap dealers, auto shops, etc).

Nickel-Cadmium

Considered hazardous and classified as a D006 (cadmium) hazardous waste. You can find a local recycler by going to www.recyclefinder.com.

Silver Oxide

Considered a hazardous and classified as a D011 hazardous waste.  You can find a local recycler by going to www.recyclefinder.com.

Other Resources

www.batteryrecycling.com www.batterycouncil.org
www.lead-battery-recycling.com www.leadacidbatteryinfo.org