Alkaline, single use batteries, are safe to throw in the trash, but still have components that can be recycled. Alkaline Batteries can be recycled for a nominal fee.
Consumers may bring lead-acid batteries to any Wisconsin retailer that sells these batteries for recycling (during normal business hours). This service is free to customers who purchase a new battery when they bring in a used one. Customers may be charged a fee of up to $3 if they bring in a used battery without purchasing a new one.
Rechargeable batteries should NOT be thrown in the trash. Bring rechargeable batteries to the following locations for proper recycling:
Batteries Plus & Bulbs Accepts all types for free, except Alkaline Must be sorted by chemistry/battery type 101 Carmichael Road Hudson, WI 715-808-8424
Doyle’s Farm & Home Ace Hardware (automotive batteries only) 560 Deere Drive New Richmond, WI 715-246-6184
E-Cycling 900 Industrial Street Hudson, WI 715-381-5900
Gregerson’s Ace Hardware 880 Cedar Street Baldwin, WI 715-684-3246
Kadingers Salvage & Recycling N9919 130th St Downing, WI 54734 715-643-4211
Logistics Recycling Inc. Somerset, WI 920-456-0336
St. Croix Electric Cooperative 1925 Ridgeway Street Hammond, WI 715-796-7000