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Car batteries

Lead-acid car batteries are accepted for recycling at the Drop-Off Station if undamaged. A damaged battery is defined as bloated, leaking, corrosion on terminals, or dented. To prevent fires, please tape the ends/terminals of each battery before recycling them. Washtenaw County's Home Toxics will take undamaged and damaged batteries. Before taking them in, you must contact Washtenaw Home Toxics for proper packaging requirements.


Recycle Right!

Do not put batteries of any kind in your curbside recycling cart. Batteries are not accepted in curbside recycling as they can cause fires, damage equipment, and create unsafe conditions for our workers.


Choose Zero Waste!

Extend the life of your car battery by taking preventive measures. Use public transportation, bike, or walk to reduce car emissions.


Do any other places accept lead-acid batteries?

Batteries Plus accepts batteries for recycling at store locations

While we do our best to stay updated on alternative reuse and recycling locations, we recommend that you call locations before taking your item(s) to confirm that they currently accept them.

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