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Batteries

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​Household dry-cell batteries (A, AA, AAA, C, D, 9V, 12V, etc, coin, and button) contain high levels of heavy metals, including cadmium, lead and mercury, which can contaminate the environment. Please recycle them if possible.  

Curbside battery recycling programs are no longer an option. Do not place them near or on your curbside ​bin! Please see the list of drop-off locations to the right. --->>

To recycle: first tape over the tops of all batteries as they are a potential fire hazard, then place used batteries in a clear resealable plastic bag before delivering to a drop-off.

The best way to reduce waste with batteries is to invest in a small battery charger and buy rechargeable batteries. Rechargeable batteries make better use of resources, because you can use them multiple times before recycling, and there are many locations to recycle rechargeable batteries.

Geneva - Residents m​ay bring their batteries to the Public Works building (1800 South Street, Geneva) from M-F 8am-4pm to drop at the front desk.

Batavia - for Batavia residents only. Household batteries (AAA, AA, C, D, 6-volt, 9-volt, and nickel-cadmium rechargeable) may be dropped off for recycling Monday - Friday (excluding holidays) from 7am-4pm at the Batavia Public Works Facility, 200 N. Raddant Rd.  Please go to the office entrance on west side of building and deposit batteries in the appropriate container in the vestibule area.  Hearing aid, watch, and car batteries are not accepted at Public Works. 

The Northern six townships, Geneva and Mill Creek may include batteries in your household hazardous waste collection.

Lead-acid Batteries

Car Battery

Larger lead-acid batteries from autos, boats, sump pumps, and the like may be taken to any store that sells these batteries. The store will accept them for free or a small charge. These batteries are totally recycled including the lead plates, battery acid, and plastic case.

They can also be delivered to any Home Depot store, or the Naperville facility, see list.

 

Batteries

BATTERY
DROP-OFF
LOCATIONS

(free and open to the public 24/7, unless otherwise indicated)

Batavia Public Works
(for Batavia Residents Only)
see left box for more information

Elgin Township Highway Garage  
725 S. McLean Blvd.
Elgin, IL 60123
847-741-4637

Elgin Fire Station
650 Big Timber Road
Elgin, IL 60123
(1/4 mile West of Route 31)
847-741-4637

Elgin Fire District Annex 
8N709 Stevens Rd.
Elgin, IL 60124

(cnr Hopps and Stevens Roads)
847-741-4637

Geneva Public Works
(Geneva Residents Only)
see left box for more inf​​​ormation

Naperville HHW Facility
156 Fort Hill Drive
Naperville, IL 60540

M-F Public Works Office: 630-420-6095
Drop-off: 9am–2pm every Saturday & Sunday (except holidays)​

Pingree Grove Fire Station 
39W160 Plank Rd.

Elgin, IL 60124​
847-741-4637

South Elgin Lions Club (temporarily closed)​
560 Fulton St.
South Elgin, IL 60177​
847-741-4637

 
Batteries Plus
Aurora: ​2933 Kirk Rd. / 630-820-4880 
Geneva: 1492 S. Randall Rd.
Elgin: 352 S. Elgin Rd. / 847-289-8990
Hours: M-F 8a-8p; Sat 9a-7p; Sun 10a-5p

  • Fees may apply - $0.25 to $1 per pound - to recycle at Batteries Plus.​
 

 

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