Vehicle batteries

Special attention

It is illegal to put lead-acid batteries in the garbage.

Please review other disposal options for this item from the list below.

Recommended disposal options

Check with retailer

Your battery retailer must take back your old battery when you purchase a new one and may refund core fee.

Other disposal options

Hennepin County drop-off facilities

See restrictions and instructions below:

Drop-off facilities accept:

Vehicle batteries


No charge

Materials preparation

Do not drain fluid from battery before bringing to a Hennepin County Drop-off Facility.

Household hazardous waste

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

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