Batteries, when disposed of in your household trash, can pose a threat to our environment. The County funds a battery recycling program that encourages its residents to recycle old batteries, free of charge. Types of batteries that can be recycled are: Alkaline, Ni-Cd Dry Cell, Zinc Carbon, and Lithium Primary.
Please Note: The blue battery bin drop-off program has been discontinued for safety reasons. Please drop-off your batteries at the Stearns County Household Hazardous Waste Facility or contact the recycling facilities. We will also collect batteries at our mobile Household Hazardous Waste Events.