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Batteries

Recommended disposal options

Hennepin County drop-off facilities

See restrictions and instructions below:

Drop-off facilities accept:

All types of batteries, including alkaline batteries, button batteries, and rechargeable batteries.

Fee

No charge

Materials preparation

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

Hazardous materials precautions

Bulging or damaged lithium ion batteries should be brought to a Hennepin County Drop-Off Facility. Do NOT put them in other recycling drop-off containers. Place damaged lithium ion batteries individually in a clear plastic bag.

Drop-off facilities do not accept:

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

Find business battery recycling options on p.4 of Hazardous Waste Disposal Companies (PDF).

Battery recycling for businesses

Find battery recycling options for businesses on p.4 of Hazardous Waste Disposal Companies (PDF).

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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