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Alkaline batteries

Alkaline batteries should not be placed in the curbside recycling bin. We do not accept single-use alkaline batteries at any division of RAA. You can put alkaline batteries, such as AA, AAA, C, D, and 9V batteries, in with your household trash. Washtenaw County's Home Toxics disposal site accepts alkaline batteries for proper recycling.


Recycle Right!

Store dead alkaline batteries in a cardboard box or plastic tub and take them to Washtenaw County's Home Toxics disposal site for proper recycling. Tape 9V battery terminals to prevent a fire risk. It is best not to hold onto dead batteries for longer than one year.


Live Zero Waste!

Reduce the amount of battery powered gadgets you use. Opt for rechargeable batteries - many different retailers, such as Staples and Best Buy, offer recycling services for rechargeable batteries. Also, you can recharge them in your home and use them for controllers, remotes, cameras. etc.


Do any other places accept alkaline batteries?

Call2recycle offers battery recycling solutions such as free drop-off disposal at select locations and mail-in recycling options. 

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