- 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 every business day 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.