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  • Automobiles, motorcycles, and many other items use Lead-acid batteries. These batteries can often be recycled at auto repair stores and auto parts stores. Call your local store to confirm that they will accept your battery.
  • Power tools use a variety of battery types, including Nickel Cadmium (Ni-Cad), Nickel Metal Hydride (Ni-MH) and Lithium-ion (Li-ion).  All Lowes and Home Depot stores will accept batteries from power tools, as well as some other battery types.
  • Car and power tool batteries are accepted Mondays and Wednesdays from 8–4:30 and Saturdays from 7–12 at the Medina County Solid Waste District’s Specialty Waste area within their Seville campus.


  • Batteries should never be put in your curbside cart or the Medina County Solid Waste District single stream recycling drop-off containers. They can cause fires at the local recycling facility and put recycling workers at risk.
  • Safety first! In order to safely prepare batteries for recycling tape the battery terminals with packing tape or non-conductive electrical or duct tape, keeping the label visible so that the battery type can be identified.
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