Rechargeable batteries should always be recycled.  A rechargeable battery may contain heavy metals such as lead, cadmium, and nickel.  Examples of rechargeable batteries include nickel cadmium (Ni-Cd), lithium ion (Li-ion), nickel metal hydride (Ni-MH), small sealed lead acid (SSLA/PB, up to 11 pounds), and nickel zinc (Ni-Zn).

The following sites accept rechargeable batteries only – alkaline batteries may safely be placed in your trash; automotive batteries have different disposal locations.

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

Accepts power equipment batteries (no fee) and latex paint (for a fee).

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

Accepts scrap batteries, including cell phone batteries, hearing aid batteries, etc.  No alkaline batteries.

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

Accepts TVs and videos, computers and tablets, cell phones and radios, appliances, ink and toner, rechargeable batteries, audio, home, music and movies, video games and gadgets, cameras and camcorders, car audio and video and GPS.  Please visit the website for a complete list of what is or is not accepted for recycling.

Some items may have fees associated with recycling.

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Call2Recycle - Rechargeable Battery Recycling Coalition
877-723-1297

Accepts rechargeable batteries, single use batteries (only at specific locations and for a fee), damaged or recalled batteries, cellphones and their batteries.

Multiple locations. Search for nearby location by clicking here!

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Comprenew
616-451-4400

Accepts office and household electronics, computer components and accessories, satellite (DISH or Direct TV) dishes, and other e-waste.  Please visit the website for a complete list of what is or is not accepted for recycling.

Some items may have fees associated with recycling.

Multiple locations.

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

Provides Call2Recycle boxes for local businesses to begin a battery recycling program.

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Hilti
4503 Clay Avenue NW
Wyoming, MI 49548
800-879-8000

Accepts rechargeable batteries.

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Home Depot
800-466-3337

Accepts power tool batteries and CFL bulbs (no tube lights).

Multiple locations.

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Interstate Batteries
3515 Stadium Dr
Kalamazoo, MI 49008
269-488-6587

Accepts scrap batteries, rechargeable batteries, and occasionally alkaline batteries (at a cost).

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Lowe's Home Improvement
800-445-6937

Accepts appliances, plastic plant trays/pots/tags, rechargeable batteries, cell phones, CFL bulbs, and plastic shopping bags.

Multiple locations.

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SafeChem Drop-Off: Byron Center Location
10300 South Kent Dr. SW
Byron Center, MI 49315

ONLY OPEN during designated times; no appointment necessary.
Located within the South Kent Waste & Recycling Center.

This SafeChem Drop-Off location is OPEN Mondays:
Nov.-March: 8:30 – 10:30am
April-Oct: 8:30 – 11:30am
*cancelation policy: closed during holidays and inclement weather

Accepts household hazardous waste such as oil paint, solvents, sealants, aerosol cans, autofluids, pesticides, herbicides, cleaners, degreasers, mercury items, CFL bulbs, and 1lb propane tanks. Residential use only; business waste is NOT accepted.

SafeChem Drop-Off: Grand Rapids Location
1045 Wealthy St. SW
Rapids, MI 49504
616-632-7920

ONLY OPEN during designated times; no appointment necessary.
Located within the Wealthy St. Administrative & Recycling Center.

This location is OPEN year-round on:
Mondays: 1:30 – 5:30pm
Wednesdays: 7:30 – 11:30am
Thursdays: 1:30 – 5:30pm
Every second Saturday: 8:30 – 11:00am
*cancelation policy: closed during holidays and inclement weather

Accepts household hazardous waste such as oil paint, solvents, sealants, aerosol cans, autofluids, pesticides, herbicides, cleaners, degreasers, mercury items, CFL bulbs, and 1lb propane tanks. Residential use only; business waste is NOT accepted.

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SafeChem Drop-Off: Kentwood Location
5068 Breton Rd. SE
Kentwood, MI 49508
616-632-7920

ONLY OPEN during designated times; no appointment necessary.
Located within the City of Kentwood Public Works Complex.

This location is OPEN Tuesdays:
Nov.-March: 2:30 – 4:30pm
April-Oct.: 1:30-5:30pm
*cancelation policy: closed during holidays and inclement weather

Accepts household hazardous waste such as oil paint, solvents, sealants, aerosol cans, autofluids, pesticides, herbicides, cleaners, degreasers, mercury items, CFL bulbs, and 1lb propane tanks. Residential use only; business waste is NOT accepted.

 

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SafeChem Drop-Off: Rockford Location
2908 Ten Mile Rd. NE
Rockford, MI 49341
616-632-7920

ONLY OPEN during designated times; no appointment necessary.
Located with the North Kent Waste & Recycling Center.

This location is OPEN Fridays:
Nov.-March: 8:30 – 10:30am
April-Oct.: 8:30 – 11:30am
*cancelation policy: closed during holidays and inclement weather

Accepts household hazardous waste such as oil paint, solvents, sealants, aerosol cans, auto fluids, pesticides, herbicides, cleaners, degreasers, mercury items, CFL bulbs, and 1lb propane tanks. Residential use only; business waste is NOT accepted.

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SafeChem Drop-Off: Wyoming Location
2350 Ivanrest Ave SW
Wyoming, MI 49418
616-261-3564

ONLY OPEN during designated times; no appointment necessary.
Located within the City of Wyoming Waste Water Treatment Plant Complex.

This location is OPEN year-round on:
Mondays: 1:00 – 3:00pm
Thursdays: 7:00 – 9:00am
*cancelation policy: closed during holidays and inclement weather

Accepts household hazardous waste such as oil paint, solvents, sealants, aerosol cans, autofluids, pesticides, herbicides, cleaners, degreasers, mercury items, CFL bulbs, and 1lb propane tanks. Residential use only; business waste is NOT accepted.

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Staples
800-333-3330

Accepts office/consumer electronics, ink/toner cartridges, rechargeable batteries, and confidential documents for shredding.  No TVs or appliances.  Please visit the website for a complete list of what is or is not accepted for recycling.

Multiple locations.

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

Accepts rechargeable batteries.

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

Accepts computer systems/accessories, medical equipment, telecom equipment, and rechargeable batteries.  Please visit the website for a complete list of what is or is not accepted for recycling.

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Waste Management, Inc.
866-797-9018

Accepts compact fluorescent light bulbs (CFLs), batteries, household electronics, and syringes/lancets.

Mail-in program.

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