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Battery Recycling

Find where curbside battery collection is available and preparation guidelines for recycling household batteries in Washington County.

What areas offer curbside battery collection?

If you live in a city included in the list below, you have access to curbside battery collection combined with your glass pickup. Select your city's link to learn more:

Battery recycling is not available in apartment communities and Gaston.

Prepare batteries for collection

  1. Tape ends of all batteries except alkaline with clear tape.
  2. Place batteries in a 1-quart, zip-sealed clear plastic bag.
  3. Set the clear, zip sealed bag of batteries on top of any glass in your glass bin. Limit of a single 1-quart bag per pickup.

Batteries accepted

  • Alkaline batteries
  • 6-volt batteries 
  • 9-volt batteries 
  • Button cell batteries
  • Rechargeable batteries
  • Lithium batteries 
  • Laptop and cell phone batteries
Batteries accepted at the curb

Batteries not accepted

  • Batteries that do not fit in the 1-quart bag
  • Battery back-up (UPS) units
  • Lead-acid batteries (ex. vehicle batteries)
  • Vape pens or items with embedded batteries