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Lithium-ion batteries

Rechargeable lithium-ion 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.

Non-rechargeable lithium metal batteries such as CR123 are not accepted at the Drop-Off Station but are accepted at Washtenaw County's Home Toxics.

Do not put batteries of any kind in your curbside recycling cart.


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!

Aim to reduce the number of battery powered devices you use. Avoid using single-use batteries and switch to rechargeable batteries when possible.


Do any other places accept lithium-ion batteries?

  1. Staples accepts batteries for recycling at in-store drop-off locations
  2. 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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