Rechargeable batteries are batteries you use more than once; they are designed for long-term use. You either plug them into a charger or they charge while in the device. Some rechargeable batteries can contain potentially harmful materials, such as heavy metals like lead, cadmium and nickel. Rechargeable batteries should always be recycled.

Utilize one of our partner battery drop-off sites listed below, including the 20+ in Kent County at call2recycle.org. These sites accept rechargeable batteries up to 11 pounds (NO lead acid automotive batteries). Battery collection containers are inside the locations, generally by the customer service desk.

These sites accept rechargeable batteries only – alkaline batteries can safely be placed in your trash.

Please note: As of August 15, 2015, Kent County no longer collects batteries at Kent District Library locations. Please visit one of the participating rechargeable battery drop-off locations for your rechargeable batteries. Regardless of where you live and where your trash goes, alkaline batteries are safe for your trash.

Allendale True Value
5425 Lake Michigan Dr
Allendale, MI 49401
616-895-5400

Batteries Unlimited
3662 Clyde Park SW
Wyoming, MI 49509
616-534-1142

Will recycle any battery no matter the size, type, or condition.

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Best Buy
3410 Alpine Ave NW
Grand Rapids, MI 49544
616-785-6779

With your help, Best Buy has collected and responsibly disposed of more than 1 billion pounds of electronics and appliances, making them the largest retail collection program in the U.S. Best Buy is committed to continue working with certified recyclers to collect 2 billion pounds of e-waste by 2020.

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Call2Recycle – Rechargeable Battery Recycling Coalition
877-723-1297

Call2Recycle—North America’s first and largest battery stewardship program—is a non-profit organization that collects and recycles batteries at no cost for municipalities, businesses and consumers.

There are at least 20 locations around Kent County to drop off rechargeable batteries – there’s no cost to you, and the environment benefits! Visit the website at www.call2Recycle.org/locator, enter your zipcode and find the location closest to you!


Look for this box at participating rechargeable battery recycling locations!

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Comprenew
629 Ionia Ave
Grand Rapids, MI 49503
616-451-4400

Comprenew is a 501c3 nonprofit organization whose mission is to protect people and the environment from unwanted electronics by either extending their life-cycle or recycling their components. Comprenew holds the highest level of certifications for electronics recycling and data security in the country.

Currently, Comprenew has over 27 recycle drop-off locations throughout Michigan, including four refurbished electronic retail stores. The revenue generated from Comprenew goes directly back into the community by funding Comprenew’s educational and workforce development programs.

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Grainger
3803 Roger B Chaffee Mem Dr SE
Grand Rapids, MI 49548
616-241-6781

Grand Rapids Iron & Metal
1701 Clyde Park SW #15
Wyoming, MI 49509
616-248-9300

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Hilti
4503 Clay Avenue NW
Wyoming, MI 49548
616-531-2009

Home Depot

Has begun a take-back program for compact fluorescent bulbs from residential use. Contact your local Home Depot store for details on their acceptance policy

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Home Depot
2727 Alpine Ave NW
Grand Rapids, MI 49544
616-447-0100

note: Home Depot locations accept compact fluorescent light bulbs (spiral or u-shape) only – no long tubes

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Home Depot
4900 Wilson Ave SW
Wyoming, MI 49418
616-257-9559

Home Depot locations accept compact fluorescent bulbs (spiral and u-shape) only.

Home Depot
257 54th St SW
Grand Rapids, MI 49548
616-724-2280

Home Depot locations accept compact fluorescent bulbs (spiral and u-shape) only.

Home Depot
4646 28th St SE
Grand Rapids, MI 49512
616-975-4440

Home Depot locations accept compact fluorescent bulbs (spiral and u-shape) only.

Kent County Department of Public Works
1500 Scribner Ave NW
Grand Rapids, MI 49504
616-632-7920

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Lowe's
4705 Canal Ave SW
Grandville, MI 49418
616-406-0200

Lowe’s locations accept compact fluorescent bulbs (spiral and u-shape) only.

Lowes
4297 Plainfield Ave NE
Grand Rapids, MI 49525
616-447-7904

Lowe’s locations accept compact fluorescent bulbs (spiral or u-shape) only.

Lowes
3330 28th St SE
Grand Rapids, MI 49512
616-942-0335

Lowe’s locations accept compact fluorescent bulbs (spiral and u-shape) only.

Sears
3622 Rivertown Pkwy SW
Grandville, MI 49418
616-257-5059

Sears
3099 28th St SE
Grand Rapids, MI 49512
616-285-7700

Staples

Staples offers responsible, free and convenient recycling solutions for technology, ink and toner cartridges, and rechargeable batteries at all of our retail stores in the U.S., most of Canada, and various locations in Europe. Customers value these recycling programs because we help make it easier for them to be more sustainable. Managing this material flow is also valuable to us as a business, since we generate additional store visits and traffic through these programs; foster a positive brand experience with customers by helping them recycle traditionally hard-to-recycle items; and can offer incentives to customers to drive new purchases when they recycle. Plus these programs reduce the lifecycle environmental impacts of the technology products we sell. We’ve recently branched into other recycling services to continue to meet the needs of our customers for other hard-to-recycle waste streams. See their website for more information on their services.

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Staples
3313 Century Center St SW
Grandville, MI 49418
616-261-1309

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Staples
5110 28th St SE
Grand Rapids, MI 49512
616-949-2705

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Staples
1849 Marketplace Dr SE
Caledonia, MI 49316
616-698-9287

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T&W Electronics
1045 Division Ave S
Grand Rapids, MI 49507
616-241-3645

Valley City Electronic Recycling
2929 32nd Street
Kentwood, MI 49512
616-855-1090

Valley City Electronic Recycling is dedicated to safe, secure and sustainable domestic recycling of electronics using processes that maximize the commodity value for recovered metals, plastics, glass and circuit boards. We provide domestic disassembly of all nonworking and outdated equipment with a zero landfill policy for all regulated material. Documentation and control of downstream vendors provides our customers’ added assurance that disassembled equipment in managed correctly. See their website for a list of what is accepted.

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