The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (DNR) has more information on this complex recycling topic. Here is a quick Household Battery Recycling Guide

Alkaline Batteries

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 at Batteries & Bulbs in Hudson.

Vehicle Batteries

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

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 of rechargeable batteries for free, except Alkaline ($2 per pound)
Must be sorted by chemistry/battery type

101 Carmichael Road
Hudson, WI

Doyle’s Farm & Home Ace Hardware 
(automotive batteries only)
560 Deere Drive
New Richmond, WI

900 Industrial Street
Hudson, WI

Gregerson’s Ace Hardware
880 Cedar Street
Baldwin, WI

Home Depot
2330 Crestview Drive
Hudson, WI

Kadingers Salvage & Recycling
N9919 130th St
Downing, WI 54734

Logistics Recycling Inc.
Somerset, WI

St. Croix Electric Cooperative
1925 Ridgeway Street
Hammond, WI

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