Button Batteries See Alternatives Illegal in Garbage & Drains Contains Mercury Hazardous Waste The City of Lincoln collects household batteries through its dry cell battery collection and recycling program. The program does NOT accept the following items: bulbs, electronic waste other than batteries, and car batteries. Household batteries are now being collected at the following locations: City of Lincoln, City Hall600 Sixth Street | (916) 434-2400Map & Directions CVS Pharmacy425 South Hwy 65 |(916) 408-0209Map & Directions Home Depot1000 Groveland | (916) 434-7337Map & Directions Lowe’s535 South Hwy 65 | (916) 728-7800Map & Directions Raley’s765 South Hwy 65 | (916) 408-5775Map & Directions Sutter Medical685 Twelve Bridges DriveMap & Directions Twelve Bridges Library485 Twelve Bridges Drive | (916) 434-2410Map & Directions Walgreens700 Twelve Bridges Drive | (916) 408–0176Map & Directions Never Throw in the Trash Button batteries sometimes contain mercury. Even if they don’t, they are banned from the trash because they contain other toxic and corrosive chemicals. Dispose of them as Household Hazardous Waste. Alternative Ways to Recycle Best Buy's Electronics and Appliances Recycling Program Best Buy will take back rechargeable batteries as well as the following: battery backups (ups), button batteries, cellphone batteries and laptop batteries. They do not accept single-use, car or other wet cell batteries. Find out more. The Battery Solutions Recycling Program Battery Solutions offers battery recycling kits and services to businesses, municipalities and residences. Their programs aim to help people recycle their batteries properly and conveniently. Learn more. The Big Green Box Battery Recycling Program The Big Green Box is a mail-in battery recycling program for both residences and businesses. Their system is simple: order a box, fill it up with your used batteries and then ship it back to the company’s EPA-approved recycling center. Learn more. Did You Know? Why Is Mercury Still in Batteries? Mercury is included in batteries for a reason: It’s used as a stabilizer and gives batteries a longer life. In 1996, the Mercury Containing and Rechargeable Battery Management Act prohibited the sale of mercury-oxide batteries in the U.S., except for select applications.