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 come in three different kinds:
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