A-Z Recycling Guide -- Batteries - All
For a description of battery types, check the Boulder County Household Hazardous Waste website.
For damaged batteries, place the battery or device (one per bag) in a clear plastic bag and take it to your municipal household hazardous waste (HHW) recycling center. Keep the damaged batteries separated from any other materials to eliminate the possibility of fire. Check the Consumer Product Safety Commission https://www.cpsc.gov/Recalls or manufacturer web site or visit the retailer you purchased it from to see if the battery or device has been recalled. If it has, follow the instructions.
Boulder County Hazardous Materials Management Facility (HMMF)
1901c 63rd St.
Phone: (720) 564-2251
Hours: Wed. - Sat., 8:30 a.m. - 4 p.m.; Closed for public holidays.
Accepts: Alkaline batteries (as of Spring 2017), non-alkaline batteries, automotive batteries, and rechargable batteries.
Resident Household Hazardous Waste
Service provided: Boulder County’s Hazardous Materials Management Facility is open for household hazardous waste drop-off from all residents of Boulder County, City and County of Broomfield, and the Town of Erie. This includes residents of Allenspark, Boulder, Broomfield, Erie, Hygiene, Jamestown, Lafayette, Longmont, Louisville, Lyons, Nederland, Superior, and Ward. Proof of residency (e.g. driving license, voter ID, tax certificate, lease agreement, utility bill) is required. Hazardous waste is recycled or disposed of properly.
Broomfield, Longmont, and Superior hold annual or periodic hazardous waste collection events for their residents. Please call your local town/city hall for details.
Accepted materials: Unused and unwanted hazardous products year-round from residents of Boulder County, City and County of Broomfield, and Town of Erie. Materials accepted include household cleaners, solvents, fluorescent tubes, glues, cleaners, pesticides, automotive fluids, automobile batteries, paint and paint products, and rechargeable, alkaline and non-alkaline batteries. Radioactive, explosive, shock-sensitive, infectious, and commercially generated wastes are not accepted.
Business (commerical businesses, agencies, non-profits, institutions, religious organizations, and schools) wastes are accepted by appointment only. Please visit website for details and application:
Batteries Plus Bulbs
2700 28th St.
Boulder, CO 80301
Phone: (303) 444-0000
Hours: Mon. - Sat., 8 a.m. - 8 p.m.; Sundays, 9 a.m. - 7 p.m.
Accepted materials: This location accepts laptop and other electronics batteries, car and motorcycle batteries and more for recycling. They will take alkaline batteries and all other types of batteries. There may be a charge depending on the battery type and quantity.
1020 Ken Pratt Blvd., Ste. E
Longmont, CO 80501
Phone: (303) 485-8389
Accepted materials: This location accepts laptop and other electronics batteries, car and motorcycle batteries and more for recycling. They will also take alkaline batteries and all other types of batteries (<5 lbs. free; >5 lbs subject to $0.50/pound fee). Check website for additional information.
Longmont Waste Diversion Center
140 Martin St.
Longmont, CO 80501
Phone: (303) 651-8416
Hours: Mon. - Sat., 7:30 a.m. to 4:45 p.m.; Closed on Sundays; Closed on most public holidays.
Service provided: Available for Longmont residents only. Please bring your utility bill indicating you are a city trash subscription customer.
Accepted materials: All batteries except regular alkaline batteries are accepted.
Pellman's Automotive Services
2560 49th St.
Boulder, CO 80301
Phone: (303) 938-4050
Accepted Materials: Car batteries and used motor oil at no charge. Contact them directly for business hours.
Phone: (800) GRAINGER (472-4643)
Service provided: Sells postage-paid containers for any dry cell batteries to be mailed for recycling. Okay to mix battery types, as long as they are dry cell. Please, no lead-acid batteries. See website for locations.
Rocky Mountain Batteries
5165 Vasquez Blvd.
Denver, CO 80216
Phone: (303) 322-9477
Service provided: Takes lead-acid batteries at no charge.
Air Cycle Corporation
Phone: (800) 909-9709
Service provided: Picks up large industrial quantities of materials. For smaller quantities, provides mail-in boxes for batteries, fluorescent bulbs, electronics and other items.
Battery Solutions Inc.
Phone: (800) 852-8127
Accepted materials: All battery types (except car) by mail through an iRecycle kit that is for sale on their website. Also offers corporate recycling options. Information about how the batteries are recycled is available on the website.
One Inmetco Dr.
Ellwood City, PA 16117
Phone: (724) 758-5515
Accepted materials: Large commercial quantities of NiCad, nickel-iron, nickel metal hydride, lithium ion, mercury free (carbonaire) alkalines, sealed lead acid, silver oxide and alkaline batteries. Batteries separated by type can be delivered on a pallet or by using their prepaid box program. Check website or call for rates, policies and additional information.
Veolia ES Technical Solutions, LLC
Phone: (800) 556-5267
Service provided: Collects large commercial quantities of batteries. Also provides RecyclePak® containers for shipping smaller amounts of batteries, lighting products and mercury devices for decontamination and recycling. Also recycles a wide variety of electronic and electrical equipment. Please call or view website for shipping instructions, restrictions and fees.