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 recyclying 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:
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
- 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
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.
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