Special Recycling

  1. Batteries
  2. Computers & Televisions
  3. Large Appliances
  4. Motor Oil
  5. Propane Gas
  6. Scrap Metal
  7. Tires

Different types of batteries require different methods of disposal.

Hazardous Batteries to Be Recycled

A variety of hazardous batteries require recycling and cannot be disposed of in regular garbage.

Rechargeable Batteries

Rechargeable batteries must be recycled. The Home Depot will also recycle these for you. This includes batteries such as:

  • Lithium-ion
  • Nickel-cadmium
  • Nickel-iron
  • Nickel-metal hydride
  • Small sealed lead-acid

These types of batteries are commonly found in:

  • Cameras
  • Cellular and cordless phones
  • Cordless tools
  • Laptop computers
  • MP3 players
  • Remote controls
  • Toys

Other Hazardous Batteries

Non-rechargeable, hazardous batteries (AAA, AA, C, D, and 9V) that include older alkaline and carbon-zinc batteries (manufactured before 1994) as well as any silver-oxide, mercury, and magnesium button-type batteries, etc.

Vehicle batteries must be recycled. Please recycle your old battery through the service station or store that sells you a new battery.

Batteries to Be Disposed of with Garbage

Alkaline and carbon-zinc non-rechargeable batteries (AAA, AA, C, D, and 9V) were manufactured after 1994. 

Manufacturers of alkaline and carbon zinc non-rechargeable batteries made after circa 1994 eliminated the mercury content to the point that they are no longer considered hazardous and therefore are not included in this category for recycling.