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New Drop Off Recycling Program For Household Batteries


The City of Madison has started a drop off program for the recycling of household batteries.  Madison residents can recycling their single use household batteries (A, AA, AAA, C, D, lantern batteries, etc) by bringing them to the City’s two full service drop off sites as well as two Metcalf’s Market locations and the Williamson St. Co-op.

Madison residents at recycle their household batteries at the following locations:

City of Madison Drop Off Site, 4602 Sycamore AV

City of Madison Drop Off Site, 1501 W. Badger RD

City Treasurer's Office Room 107 CCB 210 Martin Luther King Jr. BL.

Metcalf’s Market, 726 N. Midvale BL (Hilldale Mall)

Metcalf’s Market, 7455 Mineral Point RD

Williamson St. Co-op, 1221 Williamson ST


Separate rechargeable batteries from single use, disposable batteries.

Please bring larger amounts of batteries to the City sites at 4602 Sycamore AV and 1501 W. Badger RD.



Single Use Batteries Vs. Rechargeable, Which Should You Choose?

Single Use Vs. Rechargable Batteries

Rechargeable Batteries

Rechargeable batteries that no longer hold a charge can be recycled at many drop-off locations.

Rechargeable Batteries from Cell Phones and Cordless Appliances / Tools

These batteries can be removed from the appliances and recycled at many drop-off locations.

Watch & Hearing Aide Batteries

These batteries can be recycled. Most hearing aide retailers recycle these batteries as do many jewelers. If your store does not recycle these batteries they can be mailed to the Streets Division, 1501 W. Badger Rd., Madison, WI, 53713. Atten: George Dreckmann. They can also be dropped off at 1501 W. Badger Road during regular business hours M-F from 7am - 4:30pm

Vehicle Batteries

Vehicle batteries and other lead acid batteries can be easily recycled.