MAILBAG: Alkaline battery disposal?

Danielle of Spring Lake asked, "Where can I recycle alkaline batteries?"
Mark Brooky
Oct 1, 2012


s? The local home improvement stores will recycle cell phone batteries, but not the alkaline variety that are found in so many children's toys and household items."


Unfortunately, there isn't anywhere.

The Ottawa County Health Department said to just throw them in the trash because there is no place that recycles them.



I was informed that you can recycle them at any Battery+ Store. They even have collection buckets available. There is a store up on Harvey Street. :-)

Mark Brooky

According to Batteries Plus website, they only take these kinds of batteries:

Lead acid (Pb) Batteries
Nickel Cadmium (NiCd) Batteries
Nickel Metal Hydride (NiMH) Batteries
Lithium Ion (Li Ion) & Lithium Polymer (Li Poly)

Not the household-variety alkaline like AA, AAA, C, D.

Tri-cities realist

Did you call the local store? Perhaps they have a different policy than is listed on the website

Tri-cities realist

Some area manufacturers recycle alkaline batteries as part of their ISO environmental policies. Perhaps they would open this service to the public.


I think you can find the recycle org in GOOGLE, search it, come on

sealed lead acid battery online


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