Why are Single-Use Batteries Different?
Single-use batteries, such as AA, AAA, 9V or C or D cell, are by nature different, making their recycling process different than recycling rechargeable and cellphone batteries. All Call2Recycle drop-off locations accept used rechargeable batteries with most accepting used cellphones. Depending upon your location, select drop-off sites do accept single-use batteries. Unlike the rechargeable battery program, which is funded by battery and battery-powered product manufacturers, there is currently no national stewardship solution to allow for free recycling of single-use batteries, except in Vermont and The District. This means that local household hazardous waste (HHW) and municipal programs that do offer alkaline battery recycling programs could charge a small fee. For those wanting an all battery solution, Call2Recycle has you covered. Visit our store to view our all battery recycling offerings.