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Omaha Recycling Guide

Rechargeable Batteries

Not Accepted, Alternative Options Available

B Batteries Rechargeable

CAUTION: Household Hazardous Waste

DO NOT place this item in a City of Omaha curbside recycling cart or drop-off site container.

DO NOT place this item in a garbage or waste cart. Rechargeable batteries, such as those found in electric toothbrushes, power tools, cell phones, flashlights, laptops, and many other household electronics are considered Household Hazardous Waste and require special handling.

Take any type of rechargeable battery to the City's special waste facility, UnderTheSink.

UnderTheSink accepts unwanted chemicals and special waste from households in Douglas and Sarpy Counties. More information and a list of items accepted at this facility can be found at this link:

B Batteries Rechargeable

Where Else Could It Go?

Many local hardware stores, electronics stores, and/or battery retail stores will accept batteries for recycling. Fees may apply and will vary based on battery type and store location.

Batteries + Bulbs Cross Electronic Recycling Lowe's The Home Depot

Tip: Always call ahead to confirm if your item can be accepted.

Did You Know

Recycling all types of batteries at an authorized recycling facility is encouraged. Improper disposal of batteries and their chemical components can lead to fires, or contamination of land and water. Batteries are also made with rare metals, and as a finite resource, recycling batteries allows these materials to be reused.