Used batteries can be taken to Batteries Plus
on Canyon Road in Beaverton. They accept a limited quantity of both alkaline and rechargeable batteries from residents and businesses for free. Call for more information. Batteries can also be recycled at Metro Central’s Hazardous Waste Depot
. This facility is open year-around and does not charge for this service. Metro also sponsors Household Hazardous Waste Collection Events
every weekend from March to November.
- Alkaline batteries - Disposal of household quantities of alkaline batteries is allowed in your garbage container, however the best environmental practice is to recycle them at a proper facility.
- Rechargeable batteries - Using rechargeable batteries reduces waste, but they must be disposed of properly because they contain toxic materials such as lead and cadmium. Many of our everyday gadgets such as cell phones, digital cameras, power tools, and every day electronics use rechargeable batteries. Please visit the Rechargeable Battery Recycling Corporations to find a retailer or call 1-800-8-BATTERY or 1-877-2-RECYCLE.
- Auto batteries - Almost 98% of all used lead-acid batteries are recycled, making the lead-acid battery the most highly recycled product in the nation. Most places that replace your battery will recycle it for you, though an additional fee may apply. To find an auto battery recycler near you visit Metro’s Find a Recycler.