Discarding Batteries

You can take lithium-ion and other rechargeable household batteries to certain Community Collection Centers (CCC) and Household Hazardous Waste (HHW) collection sites. Check CCC and HHW locations for operating times and eligible days. Most batteries must be individually bagged for safe transport and disposal.

Batteries accepted at CCC sites

  • Rechargeable batteries found in cell phones, digital cameras, laptops (limit 5 per month), hearing aids, watches, and keyless remotes
  • Cordless power tool battery packs (limit 5 per month)
  • Lead-acid batteries, commonly used in automobiles, boats, and recreational vehicles (no bagging required)

Items not accepted

  • Commercial waste
  • Alkaline batteries (common A, AA, AAA, C, D, 9-volt)
    • You can safely dispose of these in curbside trash carts
    • Never place batteries of any type in your curbside recycling cart

Discarding information

  • Each battery must be placed in an individual plastic zip close bag for safe transport except for lead-acid batteries
    • For batteries that are too large for a baggie, such as battery packs, we have materials available at the CCC sites
  • To avoid short circuiting, prevent terminals from coming into contact with other battery terminals during transport
    • Do not use tape on battery terminals

Eligible CCC locations

Click on the links to find operating hours, address and contact information.

Alternative disposal locations 

Free battery disposal is also available at retail locations as part of the Call2Recycle program.

What to bring

  • Photo ID
  • If you have any materials other than rechargeable batteries, paint, and/or electronics, you may also need a copy of your tax bill, either printed or on your smartphone or tablet

Contact

If you have questions or need more information, call (813) 272-5680.