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Omaha Recycling Guide

Alkaline Single-Use Batteries

Not Accepted, Alternative Options Available

B Batteries Alkaline

DO NOT place batteries in a City of Omaha curbside recycling cart or drop-off site container.

Place single-use alkaline batteries like AA, AAA, D-Cell, or 9-Volts in the garbage, or use an alternative option.

Tip: Alkaline batteries are considered non-hazardous and are ok to place in the garbage.

B Batteries Alkaline

When to Use Caution: Confirm what type of battery you have. Many rechargeable batteries that come with compatible plug-in chargers look similar to their alkaline counterparts, such as 9-volts, AA, AAA, or D-cells. There are also some types of single-use batteries that contain Lithium (Li). Rechargeable batteries and any battery containing Lithium are considered Household Hazardous Waste and must be taken to an authorized battery recycling facility or the City's special waste facility, UnderTheSink. Read the label carefully.


Where Else Could It Go?

Many local hardware stores, electronics stores, and/or battery retail stores will accept some types of batteries for recycling. Fees may apply and will vary based on battery type and store location.

Batteries + Bulbs

Tip: Always call ahead to confirm if your item can be accepted.

Did You Know

Recycling all types of batteries at an authorized recycling facility is encouraged. Improper disposal of batteries and their chemical components can lead to contamination of land and water. Batteries are also made with rare metals, and as a finite resource, recycling batteries allows these materials to be reused.