Batteries

Lead Acid Batteries are banned from Illinois landfills

Automobile Batteries are Lead-Acid Batteries:  By Illinois law, any business that sells new batteries and replaces them in your car or RV is required to take back your old battery for safe recycling.

For Recycling Auto Batteries:

Household Batteries

Household batteries come in three different kinds:

Rechargeable batteries
Usually Nickel Cadmium or “NICAD”
Some stores that sell these batteries also take them back.
Mercury “button” batteries     
These are commonly found in hearing aids, watches and cameras.  Bring these to a household hazardous waste facility.  Some stores who sell these also take them back.
Household (alkaline) batteries
New alkaline batteries (batteries purchased after 1991) have much smaller amounts of mercury and require no special handling.   

DO NOT throw batteries in the trash or bury them!   

Take them to one of the following facilities for recycling: (Call For Availability)

Rechargable Batteries Only Accepted At:

Home Depot Stores

     Rockford – 6930 Argus Dr., 815-636-8880
     Machesney Park – 1580 West Lane Rd., 815-282-8234

Lowes Home Improvement Warehouse

     Rockford – 7130 E. State St., 815-394-1300

Illinois Growth Enterprises

All Other Household Batteries Must Go To:

Household Hazardous Waste Site

 Last Update:  04/03/12