Waukesha County

Rechargeable Batteries, Small Lead Batteries, & Cell Phones

Rechargeable batteries (Li-ion, Ni-Cd, etc.) including all types of batteries used in camcorders, printers, PDAs, power tools, cell phones and other small electronics can be recycled along with sealed lead batteries such as those used in cars, boats, motorcycles, etc.

Several businesses associated with the Rechargeable Battery Recycling Corporation (RBRC) will take batteries for recycling, including Batteries & Bulbs Plus (ALL BATTERIES!), Target, Radio Shack, Home Depot, Office Depot, Black & Decker, Best Buy and Lowes. Please call (800) 8-BATTERY or visit http://www.call2recycle.org/ for a complete list of participating businesses.

Alkaline Batteries

Batteries & Bulbs Plus stores accept small household alkaline batteries for recycling for a very small fee.

Automotive and Boat Batteries

State law prohibits disposal of lead acid batteries in landfills or incinerators and requires that all vehicle battery retailers accept used lead-acid batteries at no charge from anyone purchasing a battery from them. If you have used batteries but aren't purchasing new ones, the following companies will accept them for recycling:

Aztak Recycling
8300 W. Florist Ave.
Milwaukee, WI
(414) 466-2150

Batteries Plus
Click for various locations

Challenger Battery Corp.
406 West Sunset Dr
Waukesha, WI
(262) 547-3854

H&R Scrap Metals, Inc.
9000 W. Fond du Lac Ave.
Milwaukee, WI
(414) 353-4333

Kral Scrap Metal
W224 S8575 Industrial Dr.
Big Bend, WI

Kohne Salvage
W200 S7203 Williams Dr.
Muskego, WI
(262) 679-1135

Miller Compressing
W229N598 Foster Ct
Pewaukee/Waukesha
262-513-0048
414-671-5980

Waukesha Iron & Metal
1351 East Main St
Waukesha, WI 53186
(262) 547 7293
(262) 662 3215

Waukesha Recycling Company
1001 Tesch Ct
Waukesha, WI 53186
262-574-0100

Wear safety goggles and gloves when you pick up a battery, and carry it in a wooden box or a leak-proof container. If you drop a battery, neutralize any spilled acid with baking soda or lime.

Please check with individual companies for charges for services and/or changes in their policies.

This list contains the most current information available at the time of printing. No endorsement of any business by Waukesha County is intended.


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