Battery recycling in Vermont is easier than you think


Posted: June 05, 2024 | Word Count: 294

Everyone knows that recycling is an important part of protecting the natural environment. But did you know that in addition to paper, plastic and glass, batteries also can and should be recycled? Recycling batteries prevents potentially hazardous materials from entering the waste stream, protects your family against accidents caused by trashed batteries, and also helps conserve natural resources.

Surprisingly, many Vermont residents don't know how or where to dispose of their batteries. The good news is, it's easier than ever to recycle your old batteries thanks to convenient drop-off locations available across Vermont organized by Call2Recycle, the largest battery recycling organization serving consumers and businesses in the U.S. In fact, there's likely a battery recycling location right down the street from you, as there are hundreds of collection sites in Vermont, including over a dozen locations in Burlington alone.

These locations include waste stations, e-bike shops and hardware stores, as well as Big Box retailers like Best Buy, The Home Depot, Lowe's and Staples. Call2Recycle's battery recycling program ensures that your batteries are collected, transported and recycled responsibly, repurposing all usable materials for reuse. This conserves valuable natural resources while supporting a circular economy.

You can recycle all household batteries including AA, AAA, C and D batteries, and other battery types like e-bike batteries. In fact, manufacturers in Vermont are required by law to accept and recycle the batteries they sell.

As you head into the summer and consider emptying out that junk drawer or trading in that old e-bike, remember that you can easily and properly dispose of your old batteries by finding a collection site near you on Call2Recycle's locator tool.

To learn more about battery recycling requirements in Vermont and to find a collection site near you, visit Call2Recycle.org.

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