Local Places to Dispose of Batteries

local places to dispose of batteries

We use batteries for so many reasons in our homes: television remotes, smoke detectors, clocks and flashlights, just to name a few. In fact, three billion batteries are purchased yearly in the U.S. Imagine how that affects our landfills! Small AA or AAA batteries do not take a lot of room in a trash bag, but now may be the time to think about disposing of your batteries in an eco-friendly way.

Alkaline batteries consist of common metals and have no health or environmental health risks. They can be thrown in the trash, but since they are made of 100% recyclable materials, a better way to get rid of them is to take them to special recycler. (Your normal recycle bin does not usually permit batteries.)

Other types of batteries can post a potential danger if left in the trash. They can contain many chemicals (lead, cadmium, zinc and lithium, etc…) By sending them to a landfill, these chemicals will seep into the ground and can be a fire concern.

Here is our list of local places to take batteries in a clear, sealable bag:

This website has a great map that helps you find nearby drop-off locations.

Some of these stores will accept batteries. Check first because not all stores offer this service.

Batteries Plus Bulbs
There are various regional locations. There is a small fee for disposing of batteries.

  • 7850 Beechmont Ave., Cincinnati, Ohio 45255 – 513-474-0895
  • 9810 Colerain Ave., Cincinnati, Ohio 45251 – 513-246-4139
  • 12131 Royal Point Dr., Cincinnati, Ohio 45249 – 513-683-6300
  • 123 W. Kemper Rd., Springdale, Ohio 45246 – 513-453-4080
  • 7657 Mall Rd., Florence, KY 41042 – 859-371-2288
  • 7431 Tylersville Rd., West Chester, Ohio 45069 – 513-456-7778
  • 4887 Princeton Road, Hamilton, Ohio 45011 – 513-737-2444
  • 206 Springboro Pike, Dayton, Ohio 45449 – 937-668-8285
  • 4496 State Route 725, Bellbrook, Ohio 45305 – 937-668-8257
  • 3510 York Commons Blvd., Dayton, Ohio 45414 – 937-668-9021
  • 4496 SR 725, Bellbrook, Ohio – 937-433-9222

Apex Technology Solutions
7930 Kentucky Drive, Florence, Kentucky
Small fee for disposing of batteries

Oil Express

  • Eastgate (Cincinnati): 4468 Gleneste-Withamsville Road; 513-943-1755
  • Mason (Cincinnati): 5240 Kings Mill Road (Route 741); 513-704-0041
  • Springdale (Cincinnati): 165 W. Kemper Road 513-671-8810
  • West Chester (Cincinnati): 7479 Tylers Corner Drive 513-777-8669
  • West Chester (Cincinnati): 8578 Princeton Glendale Road 5130-874-409
  • Cincinnati: 11843 Kemper Springs Drive 513-825-2660

538 Kellogg Ave., Cincinnati, Ohio 45226; 513-321-3218
5038 Beech Street, Norwood, Ohio 45212; 513-731-7222
3120 S. Verity Parkway, Middletown, Ohio 45044; 513-425-6911
Small fee for single-use batteries

Cincinnati Region
There are other local businesses that will accept your batteries, including Pep Boys, AutoZone, Advanced Auto and Walmart. Go here for more information for map locations.

See more information about batteries (including lithium) with the Hamilton County Recycling and Solid Waste District.

Interested in places that will recycle your electronics? Cincinnati region – Look here.

Dayton Region
Montgomery County residents can drop off many items including batteries to the  Montgomery County Solid Waste and Recycling Facility at 1001 Encreate Lane, Moraine, Ohio. You must have proof of residency.

Green County residents will accept household batters (alkaline) from residents. Learn more here.

Green County Environmental Services
2145 Green Way Boulevard
Xenia, Ohio 45385

Other local places in Dayton that accept batteries:

  • Advanced Auto Parts – 34 North Allison Ave., Xenia, Ohio – 937-376-4313
  • Battery Warehouse – 44100 Industrial Lane, Beavercreek, Ohio – 937-426-2525
  • Walmart and Sears Automotive Centers


Updated: June 29, 2021



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