Button Cell Batteries

Button Cell Batteries!

Illegal in Garbage & Drains

Batteries should never go in the trash. They contain toxic and corrosive metals and are considered hazardous waste.

Special Directions


The Town of Truckee offers a free battery recycling program through curbside collection (see instructions provided below):

Batteries can start fires when their terminals are allowed to touch, so put electrical tape on each battery terminal. Next, place batteries into a Ziploc bag, and then stack these bags on top of the trash. Do not place batteries on top of your recycling. These bags will be collected free of charge.


Residents may also recycle common household batteries such as AA, AAA, C cells, D cells, button batteries and rechargeable FREE at any of the recycling drop-off locations (see below):

Eastern Regional Landfill


Ace Mountain Hardware and Sports 11320 Donner Pass Road | (530) 587-4844 Map & Directions

Truckee Tahoe Radio Station 101.5 FM 12030 Donner Pass Road | (530) 587-9999 Map & Directions

Truckee Town Hall Lobby 10183 Truckee-Tahoe Airport Rd. | (530) 582-7700 Map & Directions

SnowTech 17356 Northwoods Blvd | (530) 582-0300 Map & Directions

Glenshire Elementary School  10990 Dorchester Drive | (530) 582-7675 Map & Directions

Alder Creek Middle School  10931 Alder Drive | (530) 582-2750 Map & Directions

Truckee Tahoe Lumber Company 10242 Church Street | (530) 587-9211 Map & Directions

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If you would like to stay up-to-date on Truckee's sustainability efforts or sign up for trash and recycling pick up day reminders, submit your info here!