Batteries (Lithium-Ion)

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Local Recycling Information

Batteries can be mailed into Waste Management for recycling via their Think Green From Home program. 

Please call ahead for up to date pricing and hours of operation.
Batteries can be dropped off at the following locations for recycling:

Batteries Plus (Reno)
4898 S Virginia St, Reno | (775) 825-0566
Call for details, up to date pricing, and/or restrictions.

Batteries Plus (Sparks)
670 E Prater Way, Suite 102, Sparks | (775) 331-0566
Call for details, up to date pricing, and/or restrictions.

Graymar Environmental
13203 S. Virginia St., Reno |  775-384-1181
Open Monday-Friday 8am to 4pm. Call for details and/or restrictions. 

Hero Environmental
4900 Mill Street #7, Reno|775-900-HERO(4376)
Open 8am to 3pm, Monday – Friday (Federally recognized holidays excluded). Pricing info can be found on website at Heroenv.com. Please call to confirm before your arrival and for more details and/or restrictions. 

Have Lights Will Travel
605 Boxington Way #100, Sparks | (775) 355-6300
Call for details, up to date pricing, and/or restrictions. 

Redwood Materials
2800 Lockhead Way, Carson City| [email protected]
Email for details and/or restrictions. Drop off your old rechargeable batteries and devices at one of our 90 permanent drop-off locations. Find a location near you here.

Power Tool Batteries: 

Home Depot
Multiple Locations | (775) 787-9690
Call for details and/or restrictions.

 

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Never Throw in the Garbage

Batteries contain metals and corrosive chemicals that contaminate the environment when not properly processed. All batteries need to be disposed of as hazardous waste.

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Lithium-Ion Batteries Cause Fires

Lithium-ion batteries are sensitive and can start fires when put in the garbage or curbside recycling. Always dispose of rechargeable batteries and devices properly to keep sanitation workers safe.

Lithium Batteries Are Single-Use

While lithium-ion batteries are rechargeable, standard lithium batteries cannot be recharged. Learn how to dispose of single-use batteries.

Alternative Ways to Recycle

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Lowe’s Recycling Program

Lowe’s accepts rechargeable batteries and CFLs at any of their store locations for free recycling. Find the nearest store.

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The Office Depot Battery Recycling Program

Office Depot allows consumers to bring their rechargeable batteries to any location for free recycling. Find the nearest store.

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Best Buy’s Electronics and Appliances Recycling Program

Best Buy will take back rechargeable batteries as well as the following: battery backups (UPS), button batteries, cell phone batteries and laptop batteries. They do not accept single-use, car, or other wet cell batteries. Find out more.

The Big Green Box Battery Recycling Program

The Big Green Box is a mail-in battery recycling program for both residences and businesses. Their system is simple: Order a box, fill it up with your used batteries, then ship it back to the company’s EPA-approved recycling center. Learn more.

Did You Know?

Lithium-Ion Battery Fires on the Rise

Since lithium-ion batteries are sensitive to pressure and contact, they can cause truck or facility fires when accidentally thrown in the garbage or curbside recycling. One Brooklyn recycling facility recorded over 100 fires caused by lithium-ion batteries in 2021. Another lithium-ion battery fire burned down a public recycling center in San Carlos, California, causing $6.8 million in damages.

What Devices Use Lithium-Ion Batteries?

Lithium-ion batteries are found in common consumer electronics such as wireless headphones, cell phones, laptops, tablets, cameras, calculators, handheld gaming devices, hearing aids, hoverboards, e-cigarettes, and cordless appliances and power tools. Lithium-ion batteries are also used in electric vehicles and solar energy storage.