Non-rechargeable Alkaline Batteries (AAA, AA, C, D, 9V) are wasteful, but not hazardous, you can dispose with trash. Since it takes many times more energy to make a battery than you get out of it, it is better to use rechargeable batteries.
- Lithium Ion (Li-ion) but not Lithium
- Small Sealed Lead and Automotive batteries are banned from disposal due to their content, and may have some scrap value.
- Nickel Cadmium (Ni-Cd)
- Nickel Metal Hydride (Ni-MH)
Many retailers have collection boxes for rechargeable, lithium and button batteries, including many hardware stores, Home Depot, Lowe’s and Staples. Find locations near you by visiting the Call2Recycle website.
Visit the Call2Recycle website and understand how it provides the collection boxes at these locations for the following hazardous battery types commonly found in cordless power tools, cellular and cordless phones, laptop computers, camcorders, digital cameras, and remote control toys:
Small Sealed Lead and Automotive batteries are banned from disposal due to their lead content, and may have some scrap value.
Alternative Battery Disposal
- Advanced Auto Parts and all Auto Zone stores accept automotive batteries
- Batteries can be returned (traded in) where you purchase a new one
- Many service stations will accept automotive batteries
- If you are a member of AAA they offer disposal and recycling of your car battery
- McConnell Enterprises
60 Garden Park
Braintree, MA 02184
- Spiegel South Shore Scrap accepts automotive batteries for a fee.
175 E Ashland Street
Brockton, MA 02302