Find single use and rechargeable battery drop off locations.
View the WI Dept. of Natural Resources' Household Battery Recycling Guide and Guia de Reciclaje de Pilas Domésticas.
Alkaline (Single Use) Batteries. Never put these batteries in your recycling cart. Single use batteries (A, AA, AAA, C, D, etc.) can be thrown out in your regular garbage or can be recycled for a fee through a variety of mail in programs or local retail drop offs. Recycling these batteries through mail in or retail drop off programs can recover steel and zinc.
Rechargeable Batteries. Never put these batteries in your recycling or garbage cart. Rechargeable batteries (NiCd, NiMH, NiZn, Li-ion, SSLA/Pb) are recyclable through a variety of local retailers serving as drop-off locations. Rechargeable batteries contain toxic chemicals and must be properly disposed of through specific recycling locations instead of being placed in the garbage or recycling cart.
Vehicle Batteries. Lead-Acid batteries, typically found in cars and other vehicles, must be recycled in the state of Wisconsin. Many stores that sell these batteries accept them for recycling while offering savings on the purchase of a new one. They can also be brought to Milwaukee's Drop Off Centers.