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Recycling Services

Our goal is simple: Recycle even more than we sell.

We believe in recycling because it's the right thing to do for our customers, for our communities, and for the Earth itself.

Recycling your used batteries and light bulbs
is as close as the nearest Batteries Plus Bulbs store. It's easy.

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Here's what we recycle.

Batteries


Lead Acid
Powering cars, trucks, golf carts, sump pumps, boat, motorcycle, RV, mowers, floor scrubbers & more

Nickel Cadmium
Powering rechargeable devices like cordless phones, drills, camcorders, calculators, electronic flash units & tool battery packs

Nickel Metal Hydride
Powering exit & emergency lights, flashlights, camcorders, cameras, barcode scanners, back-up power & battery packs

Lithium Ion & Polymer
Powering cell phone, laptops, two- way radio, scanners, tools, flashlights, watches & tool battery packs

Household
Powering TV remotes, kids toys, flashlights, video game controllers, wireless headsets & more

Specialty
Powering watches, key fobs, hearing aid, medical devices, bathroom scales & more

Lighting


LED

Compact Fluorescent Bulbs (CFL)

Incandescent

Circular Fluorescent

Fluorescent Tubes

U Bend Fluorescent

Ballasts

Plastic Coated & Shatter Shield

Germicidal & UV Lamps

Mercury Vapor

Cold Cathode

Halogen

Metal Halide

High Pressure Sodium

Small Electronics


Tablets

Laptops

Cell Phones & Smartphones

Portable Tools

Power Cords

Charging Accessories

Additional recycling services for businesses, other battery chemistries and small electronics are available upon request, fees may apply. Some of these services include volume discount opportunities, boxes for battery and light bulb recycling, and recycling pickup options. See store for further details.

Recycling for Customers

Batteries Plus Bulbs makes recycling simple. Just bring your recyclable batteries, bulbs & electronics to your nearest store and we’ll take care of the rest. Please be aware fees may apply, and will vary based on location. When you deliver your recyclables to us, we pass them on to our recycling partners who in turn repurpose the salvageable material for secondary uses and keep dangerous materials out of landfills.

Recycling for Businesses

Open a free business account and reap the benefits! Recycling your spent batteries, bulbs and electronics is easy with Batteries Plus Bulbs. Many accounts include recycling services, which means that you can bring in your recyclable batteries, bulbs, chargers, phones, tablets, and more right to your local store. Fees may apply and will vary by location, commercial discounts are available.

Did You Know...

  1. Each year, our stores recycle about 47.5 million pounds of lead acid batteries - for comparison, that's more than the weight of 3,950 elephants - and more than 1.68 million pounds of all other chemistries including alkaline, lithium ion, NiCd, electronic devices, etc.
  2. Our stores recycle over half a million pounds (306 tons) of light bulbs and over 30,000 pounds (15 tons) of ballasts annually.
  3. Recycling creates jobs! According to the National Recycling Coalition, recycling creates four jobs for every one job created in the waste management and disposal industries.
  4. The EPA estimates that 75% of the American waste stream is recyclable, but we only recycle about 30% of it.
  5. According to the National Recycling Coalition, simply recycling one glass bottle saves enough energy to light a 100-watt light bulb for 4 hours.
  6. According to Recycling Revolution, The U.S. is the #1 trash-producing country in the world at 1,609 pounds per person per year. This means that 5% of the world's people generate 40% of the world's waste.

Battery Recycling FAQs

Light Bulb Recycling FAQs

Electronics Recycling FAQs