How to Correctly Recycle Batteries

Today’s alkaline or single-use batteries, those most often found in children’s toys, electronics, and flashlights are not accepted in our bins or at Pollution Solution. Please, simply put them in the trash.

Please DO NOT put them in the recycling collection boxes!

All rechargeable including those found in cordless tools, Ni-Cad, Lithium ion, Ni-MH, button or any other specialty battery should be disposed safely at one of the district’s collection boxes. Tape contact ends before placing the batteries in the collection box to prevent fires. 

Battery Collection Box Locations:



  • AutoZone and O’Reilly Auto Parts:
    Drop off your old auto and small engine batteries in exchange for a $10 store gift card. (3 per day limit)
  • Lowe’s stores offer a recycling center (usually near the entrance) that accepts plastic bags, CFL bulbs, rechargeable batteries, and cellphones. Lowe’s also accepts plastic planter pots and cases in the garden center for recycling. Simply bring your items in, follow
    instructions at the recycling center, or garden center, and Lowe’s will take care of the rest.
  • Batteries Plus will take all battery types. There is a charge for alkaline or single-use batteries. 3741 Nation Rd., Richmond 765-935-2288



Three billion batteries are sold every year in the United State. Purchasing & reusing rechargeable batteries may substitute hundreds of single use batteries over its useful life!

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