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Omaha Recycling Guide

Button-Cell Batteries

Not Accepted, Alternative Options Available

B Button Cell Battery

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

Place single-use button-cell batteries in the garbage, or use an alternative recycling option.

Tip: Nonrechargeable button-cell batteries are not considered hazardous and are ok to place in the garbage.

B Button Cell Battery

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 rechargeable hearing aid batteries. Rechargeable batteries 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

Button-cell batteries are small, round batteries commonly used in products such as watches, hearing aids, car remotes, or medical devices. 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.