Recycling Batteries in Vermont Just Got Easier!

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You know those old single-use, alkaline batteries – AA, AAA, 9V, D-cell, C-cell, button cell, and more – that you have sitting in your junk drawer or what about all of those that you have already thrown away? Your dead batteries no longer have to be buried in a landfill or hoarded in your drawers forever.

Starting January 1, 2016, you can now give your single-use, alkaline batteries new life by recycling them through Call2Recycle at convenient locations across Vermont.

Simply bring your old single-use batteries (don’t forget your rechargeables too!) to a participating collection site, including local businesses, retailers and solid waste districts, in your community.

Turn Back Your clocks, Turn in Your Batteries

It’s almost that time of the year! This Fall, Call2Recycle will encourage Vermonters to take some extra steps to keep their near and dear ones safe, while making a positive impact on the environment. As residents turn back their clocks on November 6, we invite our collection partners to help spread the word by educating them on the basic safety measures that can be taken to protect their households. Learn more.


Obligated Producers

Under Vermont law, producers cannot sell primary batteries in the State unless they participate in a stewardship plan, which provides free collection and recycling of primary batteries for consumers.


Collection Partners

Over 100 Vermont retailers, businesses, communities and public agencies participate in the Call2Recycle® program as collection sites. Beginning January 1, 2016, consumers can recycle both single-use and rechargeable batteries as well as cellphones through these collection sites.