Rechargeable Batteries

Alternative ways to recycle
Illegal in Garbage & Drains
Hazardous Waste

Local Recycling Information

Please call ahead for up to date pricing and hours of operation.
Rechargeable batteries can be dropped off at any Best Buy, Staples or one of the following locations:

Batteries Plus (Reno)
4898 S Virginia St, Reno | (775) 825-0566
Call for details and/or restrictions regarding rechargeable batteries. 

Batteries Plus (Sparks)
670 E Prater Way, Suite 102, Sparks | (775) 331-0566
Call for details and/or restrictions regarding rechargeable batteries.

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 Monday – Friday 8am to 3pm and  Saturday 8-2pm; (Federally recognized holidays excluded). Pricing info can be found on our website at Please call to confirm before your arrival and for more details 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.


Never Throw in the Garbage

Batteries are banned from the garbage because they contain metals and other toxic and corrosive chemicals that can leach into the environment. All batteries, including sizes AAA, AA, C and D, need to be disposed of as hazardous waste.

Alternative Ways to Recycle


Lowe's Recycling Program

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


The Office Depot Battery Recycling Program

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


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, cellphone batteries and laptop batteries. They do not accept single-use, car or other wet cell batteries. Find out more about Best Buy’s recycling program.

Cirba Solutions Battery Recycling

Cirba Solutions offers mail-in battery recycling kits. Their programs aim to help people recycle their batteries properly and conveniently. Learn more about Cirba Solutions.

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 and then ship it back to the company’s EPA-approved recycling center.

Did You Know?

Battery Explodes in Garbage Truck

One battery recently caused an explosion in a UK garbage truck, starting a fire and contaminating over six tons of recycling. Because batteries contain chemicals that can ignite, it is important to dispose of them correctly, and not just toss them in with other trash or recycling.

Battery Technology Innovations

“A battery will do for the electricity supply chain what refrigeration did to our food supply chain,” said MIT electrochemist Donald Sadoway in a Grist article. Sadoway and his peers are developing new battery technology using materials such as molten metal and saltwater. The energy storage capacity of these technologies could lead to a new era for electric cars and the electricity grid.