Common single-use alkaline or zinc batteries are generally NOT accepted for recycling and can be disposed in the trash. Click here for info on car battery recycling.
It is illegal to dispose of rechargeable, button and sealed lead batteries in the trash. Manufacturers are required by law to provide free collection and recycling. The ecopark and retailers such as Best Buy, Lowes, Staples, Sprint, Target, Verizon Wireless, Batteries Plus Blubs, etc. will accept certain types of rechargeable and button batteries for recycling. To prevent the risk of fire, use clear tape to cover the terminals before dropping them off at the ecopark. Visit the sites listed below to find a convenient location to drop off your recyclable batteries. Check each site's list of accepted items to make sure your battery is accepted. Disposable alkaline and car batteries are generally not accepted.
ecopark Accepts the Following Rechargeable/Button Batteries During All Operating Hours
- Rechargeable Batteries
- Button Batteries (found in watches, hearing aids, etc.)
- Cell Phone Batteries
- Sealed Lead (found in large child toys)
- Rechargeable Packs (found in electric drills, laptops, etc.)
- Vape/E-Cig lithium ion batteries (dismantle first)
- NO Alakaline batteries (dispose in trash)
- NO Car Batteries More Info
- Nickel-Cadmium (Ni-Cd)
- Nickel Metal Hydride (Ni-MH)
- Lithium Ion (Li-ion)
- Nickel Zinc (Ni-Zn)