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Some household batteries can be harmful to our health and the environment when disposed of improperly. Check the label on the battery to identify the battery type and follow the disposal methods below.


Bring all batteries, including rechargeable and single-use batteries, to The Recycling Zone.

The following businesses accept lithium, button and rechargeable nickel cadmium (Ni-Cd) batteries. Call first. These batteries are used in items such as flashlights, radios, calculators, watches, hearing aids, phones, power tools, cell phones, pagers, musical greeting cards and balloons, camcorders, toys, PDAs and handheld electronics.

Advanced Recyclers, Inc.
8980 S. Highway 149
Inver Grove Heights, MN 

Batteries Plus
15445 Cedar Ave.
Apple Valley, MN

1348 Town Centre Drive
Eagan, MN

Certified Recycling
14305 Ewing Ave.
Burnsville, MN 

There are a number of retail drop-off locations, such as Home Depot, Best Buy and Radio Shack, that accept rechargeable batteries.

Battery packaging tip: A depleted battery may still contain a residual charge. Place each battery into an individual plastic bag or place non-conductive tape (electrical) over the battery terminals to prevent short-circuiting during storage and transport.
Information on this page applies to  households ONLY.  Different rules may apply to businesses in Dakota County.

Last updated: 11/10/2015 4:36 AM