household batteries

Alkaline batteries may be placed in your curbside trash (not recycling bin).

Rechargeable, lithium, and lead acid batteries (typically from cars, motorcycles, boats, golf carts, lawn mowers, etc) should not go into your trash or recycling container, and can be dropped off at one of MMWA’s Household Hazardous Waste events.  The program runs from May through September and is free to residents of Saginaw County, Bethany Township, Village of Breckenridge, and Wheeler Township. The events cannot accept waste from businesses, farms, schools, or non-profit organizations. Please call the MMWA office at (989) 781-9555 for dates and details or check under events for the latest information.

Some home improvement stores and battery stores will accept rechargeable batteries for recycling – please call ahead to confirm.