Call2Recycle provides free recycling drop-offs for batteries at retail stores such as Apple Store, Best Buy, Home Depot, Lowe's Home Improvement, Sears Hardware, tool repair shops and local hardware stores. For a list of locations, call 1.877.2.RECYCLE or search with your zip code to find a location near you.
Single-use alkaline batteries can be recycled through local Call2Recycle drop boxes. If you choose not use a Call2Recycle drop box, alkaline batteries can be safely disposed of with normal household waste. These single-use, non-rechargeable batteries are classified by the federal government as non-hazardous waste. Alkaline batteries are composed primarily of common metals (steel, zinc and manganese) and do not pose a health or environmental risk during normal use or disposal.
Lead acid batteries contain lead and sulfuric acid and are used as a source of power. They are mainly used in vehicles. Ohio law prohibits the disposal of lead acid batteries in landfills. The law also requires wholesalers and retailers of lead acid batteries to take your old battery for recycling when you buy a new one. Batteries that are covered by the law include batteries used in vehicles, motorcycles, wheelchairs, boats, or other forms of motive power.
Local businesses that recycle lead acid batteries include A-1 Battery Shop (216/861-6001), Bulldog Battery (440/942-2555) and Ohio Energy Source (216/393-9909) and other vehicle repair shops.
Rechargeable batteries can be recycled through local Call2Recycle drop boxes. Rechargeable batteries include lithium, lithium ion, nickel metal hydride and zinc air batteries. Search with your zip code to find a location near you.
Are you a business? Businesses can recycle their rechargeable and non-rechargeable batteries through local specialized companies. See our Business Recycling Directory.