Button Cell Batteries

Alternative ways to recycle
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 Hall
600 Sixth Street | (916) 434-2400
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CVS Pharmacy
425 South Hwy 65 |(916) 408-0209
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Home Depot
1000 Groveland | (916) 434-7337
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535 South Hwy 65 | (916) 728-7800
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765 South Hwy 65 | (916) 408-5775
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Sutter Medical
685 Twelve Bridges Drive
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Twelve Bridges Library
485 Twelve Bridges Drive | (916) 434-2410
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700 Twelve Bridges Drive | (916) 408–0176
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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 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.