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Batteries need special disposal

Effective 7/7/20 the household hazardous waste station accepts all batteries, including alkaline batteries, for disposal.

Do not dispose of batteries in your regular trash.

  • dry cell and alkaline batteries
  • Lithium batteries
  • lithium-ion batteries
  • nickel-cadmium batteries
  • lead acid (vehicle) batteries
  • uninterruptible power supplies (personal & network)
  • tool batteries

Where can I take batteries for special disposal?

Button, and small and large rechargeable batteries

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

  • placing each battery individually into a plastic bag, or
  • taping the ends with masking tape or another non-metallic tape.

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 at no charge at our Household Hazardous Waste dropoff at the Shady Grove Processing Facility and Transfer Station. For businesses and organizations we accept batteries for a small fee thru the county Ecowise Program on Wednesdays 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm also at the Shady Grove Processing Facility and Transfer Station near the Household Hazardous Waste drop-off location. Businesses and organizations can register using Ecowise Online Application.

Locations accepted

  • Transfer Station

Material type

  • Other