We Recycle Household Batteries

Flat Can Recycling now accepts household batteries for recycling!

If you’re like most people, you probably have a box, bag, or drawer full of used batteries somewhere in your home. You might be vaguely aware that it’s not a good idea to throw them in the garbage, but perhaps you aren’t sure what the big deal is or where to bring them to be responsibly disposed of.

We’re pleased to announce that in partnership with our partner Call2Recycle, our drop site at Municipal Marking Distribution (MMD) is ready to welcome you and your used batteries with open arms.

Household Batteries

Why recycle your batteries?

Every year, billions (yes, that’s billions) of batteries are improperly disposed of by people who toss them in the trash. The result is that they end up in landfills, begin to corrode and break down and leach toxic metals (including lead) into the ground and groundwater.

What happens to recycled batteries?

When you drop off your unwanted batteries at the MMD warehouse, we’ll bring them to our recycling partner, Call2Recycle, who are experts in recycling both single-use and rechargeable batteries. Their unique recycling process allows valuable metals to be recovered from the used batteries, meaning they can be repurposed as materials for the manufacturing of products such as silverware, pots and pans, new batteries, and even golf clubs! All batteries regardless of type are “terminaled out” for safety at our facility.

What types of batteries do you accept for recycling?

We accept Lithium Ion (Li-Ion), Small Sealed Lead Acid (SSLA/Pb), Nickel Cadmium (Ni-Cd), Nickel Metal Hydride (Ni-MH), Nickel Zinc (Ni-Zn), Lithium Primary, Alkaline, Carbon Zinc, button, and coin cell batteries for recycling. Individual batteries must be no larger than 300Wh.

Where to recycle your batteries.

You can recycle your household batteries at our 17 Galligan Road drop site in Gilberts, IL. Visit us between 7 am and 4 pm Monday – Friday.

We charge a nominal recycling fee of $4 per pound of batteries (cash and credit cards accepted).