What do I do with…?

Pile of Batteries

Batteries

Why is battery waste a problem? Batteries contain acidic components which when disposed of in a landfill can cause toxic leaching with the potential of contaminating groundwater.

Examples: alkaline, rechargeable, automotive, nickel, lithium, household



Reduce

  • Use rechargeable instead of single-use disposable batteries.

  • Choose items with plug-in option instead of battery-operated.

  • Reconsider your dependence on electronic devices.

Reuse

  • Rechargeable batteries can be reused over and over again.

  • Create art with old batteries (stored indoors).

Recycle

  • Batteries Plus Bulbs

    • Lead acid (Pb) Batteries - Cars, trucks and emergency lighting

    • Nickel Cadmium (NiCd) Batteries - Cordless phones, tools and two-way radios

    • Nickel Metal Hydride (NiMH) Batteries - Camcorders, cameras and bar code scanners

    • Lithium Ion (Li Ion) & Lithium Polymer (Li Poly) - Cell phones and laptops

  • Lowe’s – rechargeable batteries.

  • Home Depot – rechargeable batteries.

  • Ace Hardware – rechargeable batteries.

Locations

Ace Hardware
Tremper's Shopping Center
2301 Brooks Street
(406) 728-3030

Ace Hardware
Eastgate Center
905 E Broadway St
(406) 721-9690

Batteries Plus Bulbs
2100 Stephens Ave
(406) 203-9364

Home Depot
2725 Radio Way
(406) 523-0901

Lowe’s
3100 North Reserve St
(406) 329-1800