These locations accept rechargeable batteries. See below for commonly accepted batteries. Car batteries are accepted at most of these locations, except when noted.
American Scrap, 515.265.9876
Metro Hazardous Waste Drop-Off
Metro Park East Landfill, does not accept car batteries
Metro Park West Landfill, does not accept car batteries
Call2Recycle Locations, search by ZIP Code, does not accept button batteries or car batteries (view what's accepted)
See Cell Phones for cell phone batteries
Adel City Hall
Altoona City Hall & Library
Bondurant Community Center
Boone DMACC Campus
Indianola City Hall & Library
Polk City Library & City Hall
Redfield City Hall 515-833-2512
Van Meter City Hall
Waukee City Hall & Public Works
Windsor Heights City Hall
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Commonly Accepted Batteries: Rechargeable
These types of batteries contain hazardous material and contain valuable material, so are easily recyclable. Triple or double A batteries that you recharge and reuse are recyclable. Other types of rechargeable batteries include the ones you use in your gadgets (phones, cameras, power drill).
- Mercuric-Oxide (button batteries)
- Nickel Cadmium (NiCd)
- Lithium (Li)
- Nickel-Metal Hydride (NiMH)
- Cell phone batteries
Not Accepted Batteries: Alkaline (AAA, AA, C, D, 9V)
These can be thrown into the trash, but are sometimes accepted in store take-back programs. There is very limited recyclable or hazardous material in these. Most are shipped out of state when accepted.
Batteries are a regulated waste stream for businesses. Learn how to safely dispose or recycle them at your company.