Battery Recycling Made Easier
Thanks to Vermont's Primary Battery Recycling Law, batteries are now easier than ever to recycle in VT.
How to Prepare Your Batteries For Recycling
Please Tape or Bag Batteries!
To reduce risk of fire during the shipping and handling of batteries, please bag batteries individually or use clear tape to cover all metal terminal ends or attachments. Please use only clear scotch tape or packing tape. Other tapes can conduct electricity and cause problems in transit.
Tips for Preparing Batteries for Recycling
Damaged or Swollen Lithium-Ion Batteries
When lithium-ion batteries get damaged, a buildup of gas inside the battery can cause swelling, as pictured below:
Damaged or swollen lithium-ion batteries need to be handled very carefully, as the buildup of gas can cause an explosion or fire if released. Keep these safety tips in mind when handling and storing damaged batteries:
We take damaged and swollen lithium-ion batteries at our Additional Recyclables Collection Center (fees apply). Check our ARCC page for information on hours, pricing, and other accepted items.
Which batteries can be recycled in Vermont?
Alkaline, Lithium-ion, rechargeables, button cells and more.
Look for the Call2Recycle box, pictured right.
The Additional Recyclables Collection Center in Barre City takes batteries of all types, including lead acid batteries.
What happens to recycled batteries?