Recommended disposal options


Battery drop-off containers are available at some libraries, city halls, community centers and other sites throughout Hennepin County. Find battery recycling container locations.

Batteries accepted: alkaline, button, lithium ion (often found in laptops) and other rechargeable batteries. (NO lead acid batteries and other types of vehicle batteries in the battery recycling containers--for options, see Vehicle batteries.)

Call2Recycle lists additional drop-off sites for rechargeable batteries.

Minneapolis solid waste and recycling customers can recycle batteries by putting batteries in a clear plastic bag on top of your recycling cart on your recycling day.

Prepare your batteries: Place batteries in a clear plastic bag OR place clear tape on both the positive (+) and negative (-) terminals of batteries to prevent fires.

If you cannot remove the battery from the device, bring the entire device to a Hennepin County drop-off facility

Other disposal options

Hennepin County drop-off facilities

See restrictions and instructions below:

Drop-off facilities accept:

All types of batteries


No charge

Drop-off facilities do not accept:

No batteries used for business purposes, including home businesses and property managers.

Find battery recycling options for businesses at

Rethink and reduce tips

Buy rechargeable or long-lasting batteries.

Household hazardous waste

For information about storing and transporting batteries, see guidelines for household hazardous waste.

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