Households batteries are accepted in the small red or blue curbside recycling basket.
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:
- Rechargeable batteries, including lithium metal (primary),
- Lithium Ion (Li-Ion) and any button cell (like watch batteries) or
- 9-volt batteries or larger.
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.
You can also take them to the following locations:
D&O Garbage Service, Inc.- 1140 Boone Rd. SE
Fred Meyer - 3450 Commercial St. SE
Rite Aid - 423 Liberty St. NE
Walgreens - 4380 Commercial St. SE
Walgreens - 4760 Liberty Rd. S
Fred Meyer East - 3740 Market St. NE
Rite Aid - 681 Lancaster Dr. NE
Walgreens - 124 Lancaster Dr. SE
Walgreens - 1992 Lancaster Dr. NE
Salem-Keizer Recycling &
Transfer Station - 3250 Deer Park Dr.
Suburban Garbage Service - 6075 State St.
Jefferson Community Center - 107 N Main St
Batteries Northwest - 2725 Portland Rd. NE
Fred Meyer North - 2855 NE Broadway
Garten Services Recycling Center - 3334 Industrial Way NE
Loren's Sanitation Service - 1141 Chemewa Rd. N
Pacific Sanitation Service - 3475 Blossom Dr. NE
Rite Aid - 5452 River Rd. N.
Walgreens - 5000 River Rd. N.
Walgreens - 2150 Fairgrounds Rd. NE
Rite Aid - 333 Westfield St.
Wilco - 734 McClaine St.
Ace Hardware - 1630 N. First Ave.
North Marion Recycling & Transfer Station - 17827 Whitney Lane
Republic Services - 2215 N. Front
Walgreens - 1000 N Evergreen Rd.
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!