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:

On your trash collection day, place batteries in a Ziploc bag, and stack bag on top of your trash can. Please do not put batteries on top of your recycling cart. Batteries will be collected free of charge. Batteries can start fires when their terminals are allowed to touch, so put electrical tape on each battery terminal. 


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):

**NOTE: Battery & light bulb are no longer accepted at Mountain Hardware and Elements Mountain Company effective January 31, 2022**

Eastern Regional Landfill
900 Cabin Creek Rd (off Hwy 89) | (530) 583-7800
Accepted anytime during open hours:
Monday – Saturday, 8am – 4pm


Truckee Town Hall
10183 Truckee-Tahoe Airport Rd. | (530) 582-7700
Located outside, under the breezeway to the right of the front door

Email signup

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!