Recycling of batteries is encouraged. Many outlets exist though the kind of batteries any business recycles varies.

Lead acid batteries can be recycled typically with battery sellers and scrap metal dealers. As lead is a commodity and dependent on the market, compensation may be received in exchange for recycling these kinds of batteries. An example of lead-acid battery recycling follows:


Most rechargeable batteries are recyclable and recycling locations can be found at battery sellers and community waste collection programs.

The following organizations promote recycling and list "collection" sites through location searches. Not all recyclers are listed on these site. Check locally for other recyclers.

Battery Council International

The following retailers recycle non-rechargeable as well as rechargeable batteries at their warehouse facilities in Bismarck and Fargo:

Interstate Batteries

The following organizations provide recycling options:

The Big Green Box 1.877.461.2345