Some batteries are recyclable including lead, or lead acid, nickel-cadmium, nickel-metal-hydride, lithium, and lithium-ion batteries.
Alkaline battery systems are safe to dispose of as regular waste due to a regulated decrease in mercury content in 1996. These batteries do contain the reusable materials zinc and manganese, but the recovery process is difficult and dangerous.
- Battery Wholesale located at 1002 N. Main Street in Adrian accepts all recyclable batteries. 517-263-3462 They may be able to help you determine which ones are recyclable.
- Lowe’s located at 1369 Division Street in Adrian accepts lithium and rechargeable batteries - 517-266-1000
- Staples accepts rechargeable batteries - 517-266-1176
- Recycle ANN ARBOR 2950 E. Ellsworth in Ann Arbor accepts lithium and rechargeable batteries 734-971-7400
It’s always best to contact them directly for confirmation prior to dropping off.