A lot of our favorite toys and tools are powered by batteries, but batteries don’t live forever, and when they die, we have to dispose of them. And, like a lot of other conveniences of the modern world, batteries should not be thrown away and end up in a landfill, but should be recycled. The good news is that battery recycling is getting easier and easier with more and more collection spots.
A lot of companies offering battery recycling are companies with many locations, each of which, or some of which offer battery recycling; some companies are local. The following list includes both kinds, with the local companies being in the Dallas/For Worth metropolitan area. Before taking your used batteries to any of these places for recycling, contact them first to find out hours, regulations, etc.
Places to recycle batteries
Home Depot (many locations)
Lowe’s recycles batteries on a store-by-store basis. Call your local store(s) to find out if recycling is offered.
Batteries Plus (many locations) recycles lead acid batteries from cars and trucks, nickel cadmium batteries from cordless phones and tools, nickel metal hydride batteries from camcorders, bar code scanners and digital cameras, lithium ion or lithium polymer batteries from cell phones and laptops.
Interstate Batteries recycles single-use batteries, car batteries, NiCad batteries and rechargeable batteries. Consumers call 888-USA-4001 or email email@example.com for information on battery recycling.
Battery Solutions offers battery recycling via mail. Visit their website for information on how to recycle batteries in this way.
Garland Recyclers Inc. recycles batteries as well as other electronics, electronics scrap, and metals, including aluminum cans.
201 S Shiloh Rd, Garland 972-276-9965
AOK Computer Service & Recycling recycles several types of batteries, as well as computers, cell phones, and game consoles.
10944 Grissom Ln, Ste 740/605, Dallas 214-616-6909
Universal Recycling Technologies offers battery recycling as well as recycling for lamps and other devices containing mercury.
101 E Bowie St, Fort Worth 817-924-9300
City of Fort Worth recycles batteries and other materials at its Environmental Collection Center. In addition to batteries of all types, the following items are also accepted: acids, aerosol cans, antifreeze, chemicals, pharmaceuticals, paints, fertilizer, fluorescent and compact fluorescent light bulbs. This service is available to resident of Fort Worth and select other cities; call 817-392-3279 to see if your city is included.
6400 Bridge St, Fort Worth
Recycling batteries is an good way to be “green,” to keep your community, and planet earth, safe, and with as many choices as there now are to recycle them, it’s also easy.