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Battery Recycling and Disposal

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State law prohibits the landfill disposal of lead-acid and
rechargeable batteries

Alkaline (non-rechargeable) household batteries: These type of common household batteries are now considered to be non-hazardous and can be placed with your regular garbage.

Lead-Acid: This type of battery is banned from landfill disposal in Iowa. However, there are a number of convenient disposal opportunities available including:
Car Battery
Retailers/Dealers: Let your new battery retailer or repair shop handle your old battery. In many cases this may reduce your overall bill!

Boone County Landfill: The BCL accepts, free-of-charge, used vehicle batteries generated within its primary service area. Vehicle batteries may be brought to the landfill throughout the year during normal operating hours.

Rechargeable: Many rechargable batteries contain heavy metals that are hazardous to the environment. There are a couple of disposal alternatives available:

Retailer Return sites: The Rechargeable Battery Recycling Corporation sponsors a
program through which retailers can accept used rechargeable batteries. The retailers then send the batteries to a recycling facility located in Pennsylvania. For more information on this program and to identify the nearest participating retailer, call 1-800-822-8837.

The Landfill also accepts rechargeable batteries free-of-charge through the household hazardous waste satellite facility. An appointment is required. Click here for more information

Questions? Phone: 515.433.0591 Email:

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