In order to prevent batteries from accidentally “shorting out” and causing a fire, it is required that you use clear tape to cover both ends of the following types of batteries:
Regular “AA” or “AAA” alkaline batteries do not need to be taped. If you aren’t sure if the battery is rechargeable, tape it to be safe.Simply place them into a zip-sealed plastic bag, and leave on top of the basket with your other special recyclables.
Silverton:Rite Aid - 333 Westfield St.Wilco - 734 McClaine St.
Stayton:Ace Hardware - 1630 N. First Ave.Bi-Mart - 1701 Shaff Road
Woodburn: Bi-Mart - 1600 Mt Hood Ave North Marion Recycling & Transfer Station(17827 Whitney Lane)Republic Services - 2215 N. FrontWalgreens - 1000 N Evergreen Rd.Mehama:True Value Hardware - 11267 Grove St.
Battery Types Accepted
AAA to D size consumer batteries (both alkaline and "heavy duty")
9-volt batteries (like that used in smoke alarms), taped
Large "lantern" batteries (6 volt - 9 volt), taped
Button batteries (typically used in watches and cameras), taped
Rechargeable batteries and battery packs- (NiCad, NiMH, or Lithium Ion (typically used in laptop computers, cellular phones, etc.), taped
NO car batteries or other lead-acid batteries please!