Battery Recycling Resources for Businesses

The Larimer County Household Hazardous Waste Program (HHW) accepts four categories of household batteries for recycling. All batteries contain potentially hazardous materials and should be disposed of at the HHW program. If you're a Larimer County resident, you may drop off batteries at no charge. Accepted battery categories, types, and requirements:

Note: Please bring into the HHW facility.

Includes: Alkaline, Magnesium, Mercury, Silver Oxide and Carbon Zinc.
Examples: Batteries used in flashlights, hearing aids, radios, toys and radios

Note: Used or spent Dry, Sealed Batteries do not require taping the terminal ends if they are 9 volts or less.

Includes: Batteries marked “Lithium” or “CR” and coin cell batteries.
Examples: Batteries in calculators, cameras, and small electronics

Note: It is recommended that all Lithium Batteries have their terminal ends taped. Lithium battery cells are made of metallic lithium which is reactive.

Includes: Lithium-Ion, Nickel Cadmium, Nickel Metal Hydride, and batteries used in cell phones and cordless tools.
Examples: Batteries used in cameras, cell phones, cordless power tools, flashlights, radios and toys

Note: All Rechargeable Batteries should either have their terminal ends taped or be individually bagged in a clear, plastic bag.

In summary, only lithium and rechargeable batteries must have their terminal ends taped. Save time and tape by not taping alkaline batteries less than 9 volts.