Never throw batteries in the trash. They contain metals and toxic chemicals that can contaminate local soils and waterways.
FREE CURBSIDE COLLECTION:
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 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.
LOCAL BATTERY DROP-OFF LOCATIONS:
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 bulbs 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
10183 Truckee-Tahoe Airport Rd. | (530) 582-7700