Local Rechargeable Battery Recycling Drop-off Sites
Wal-Mart - Houghton, 482-0639
Swift's True Value Hardware - Houghton, 482-0530
RBRC(Rechargeable Battery Recycling Corporation) has information concerning recycling of rechargeable batteries, including a searchable nationwide database of businesses that will recycle batteries free of charge. Rechargeable batteries are commonly found in such items as flashlights, cordless power tools, cellular and cordless phones, laptop computers, and camcorders. They include the following types:
Caution! When we checked with local businesses listed by RBRC, not all actually participate in the program, although their parent companies and some franchisees do.
- Nickel Cadmium (Ni-Cd)
- Nickel Metal Hydride (Ni-MH)
- Lithium Ion (Li-ion)
- Small Sealed Lead (Pb), weighing up to 2 lbs per battery
If you are unable to find a local recycler, contact RBRC at 1-800-8 BATTERY or http://www.rbrc.com/.