Battery Recycling Opportunities

If you're looking to discover where to dispose of batteries, we urge you to consult the drop off locations listed below. Both Earth911 and Call2Recycle also offer online resources to help.

Battery recycling is a recycling activity that aims to reduce the number of batteries being disposed as municipal solid waste. Batteries contain a number of heavy metals and toxic chemicals and disposing of them by the same process as regular trash has raised concerns over soil contamination and water pollution.

Automotive Batteries

Drop-off location(s): They can be delivered to any Home Depot store, Batteries Plus Bulbs at 2933 Kirk Rd, Firestone Complete Auto Care 4371 Fox Valley Center Dr, S&S Metal Recyclers II, Inc. at 336 E Sullivan Rd, Advance Auto Parts at 924 E New York St, Advance Auto Parts at 850 B N Lake St, AutoZone at 1017 E Galena Blvd, AutoZone at 1095 N Farnsworth Ave, Alliance Metal Recycling at 1137 Mitchell Rd, Aurora Metal Recycling at 619 Spruce St, Aurora Metal Recycling at 1137 Mitchell Rd, O’Reilly Auto Parts at 1261 N Lake St.

Larger lead-acid batteries from autos, boats, sump pumps, and the like may be taken to any store that sells these batteries. The store will accept them for free or a small charge. These batteries are totally recycled including the lead plates, battery acid, and plastic case.

Lead Acid Battery

Alkaline Batteries 

Drop-off location(s): They can be delivered to Maxum Metal Recycling, Inc. at 3505 Thayer Ct #300

Alkaline batteries are used in many household items such as MP3 players, CD players, digital cameras, pagers, toys, lights, and radios. Single-use batteries are not reusable when they lose their charge.

Alkaline Battery

Button Cell Batteries

Drop-off location(s): They can be delivered to Maxum Metal Recycling, Inc. at 3505 Thayer Ct #300

Button cells are used to power small portable electronics devices such as wrist watches, pocket calculators, artificial cardiac pacemakers, implantable cardiac defibrillators, automobile key-less entry transmitters, and hearing aids.

Button Cell Battery

Lithium Batteries

Drop-off location(s): They can be delivered to Batteries Plus Bulbs at 2933 Kirk Rd

Lithium batteries are commonly used as power sources for portable electronics and implanted medical devices. Lithium batteries are single-use batteries.

Lithium Battery

Lithium-Ion Batteries

Drop-off location(s): They can be delivered to Sony Outlet at 1650 Premium Outlet Blvd, Batteries Plus Bulbs at 2933 Kirk Rd, and Maxum Metal Recycling, Inc. at 3505 Thayer Ct #300

Lithium-ion (Li-Ion) batteries are rechargeable batteries that are found in electronic devices such as laptops, cell phones, cameras, power tools, and certain specialty devices.

Lithium-Ion Battery

Nickel-Metal Hydride Batteries

Drop-off location(s): Batteries Plus Bulbs at 2933 Kirk Rd, Best Buy Mobile at 1208 Fox Valley Center Dr

A nickel metal hydride battery, abbreviated NiMH or Ni–MH, is a type of rechargeable battery. The most popular applications are digital cameras, flashlights, and toys.

Nickel-Metal Hydride Battery

Nickel-Zinc Batteries

Drop-off location(s): Best Buy Mobile at 1208 Fox Valley Dr, and Best Buy at 4400 E New York St

A nickel–zinc battery, abbreviated NiZn, is a type of rechargeable battery. The most popular applications are traction applications, electric bicycles, scooters, lawnmowers.

Nickel-Zinc Battery2