What do I do with…?

Pile of 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


  • Use rechargeable instead of single-use disposable batteries.

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

  • Reconsider your dependence on electronic devices.


  • Rechargeable batteries can be reused over and over again.

  • Create art with old batteries (stored indoors).


  • 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

  • Axemen – sealed lead acid, and car batteries


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

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

Axemen Recycling
9775 Summit Drive
(406) 543-1905

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

Home Depot
2725 Radio Way
(406) 523-0901

3100 North Reserve St
(406) 329-1800