Battery-operated devices

Recommended disposal options

Give away, sell or donate

Battery-operated devices include watches, activity trackers, Fitbits, electric toothbrushes, toys, calculators and musical greeting cards. 

If your device is in working condition, give it away or sell it.

Electric toothbrushes should not be reused and their batteries should be recycled.

Some battery-operated games and toys can be donated. See donation opportunities for battery-operated games and toys on the Choose to Reuse website.

Remove battery and put in garbage

Remove and recycle the batteries first, then put the device in the garbage.

Other disposal options

Hennepin County drop-off facilities

See restrictions and instructions below:

Drop-off facilities accept:

Small electronics with batteries that can't be removed.


No charge


Sell it, give it away, donate it or repair it. Learn more reuse tips.

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