Batteries

Batteries


Recycling certain batteries keeps heavy metals out of landfills and our environment. Battery recycling also saves resources because recovered plastic and metals can be used to make new batteries.

***Common alkaline batteries are no longer considered hazardous. Please note which places listed below will take any battery vs rechargeable batteries only.

Accepts Various Battery Types 

  • Armco: 2942 Niles Ave., St. Joseph. 982-0465. Accepts household non-rechargeable and rechargeable batteries.
  • BatteriesPlus: 2061 M-139, Benton Harbor. 925-7374. Accepts household non-rechargeable and rechargeable batteries.
  • Green Earth Electronics Recycling: 3621 Tennis Court, St. Joseph. 326-1232. Accepts household & car batteries at their collection events. Find out more about Green Earth Electronics Recycling under ELECTRONICS in this guide.
  • Household Hazardous Waste Collections: Household rechargeable AND non-rechargeable, vehicle, boat, and mower batteries are accepted at the county sponsored collections. See HOUSEHOLD HAZARDOUS WASTE in this guide for a list of collection events. 
  • Jackie Taglia Recycling Center (St. Joseph): 1160 Broad St., at the entrance to St. Joseph Public Works facility, 1st & 3rd Sat. of the month 9:30-Noon, and 3rd Wed. of the month 5-6pm. Accepts household batteries. More information about this drop-off site can be found under DROP-OFF RECYCLING in this guide.
  • Radio Shack, Niles: 722 S. 11th Street, Niles. 684-7368. Accepts rechargable AND non-rechargeable batteries (not all Radio Shack stores accept the non-rechargable batteries). 
  • Southeast Berrien County Landfill Recycle Station: 3200 Chamberlain Road, Buchanan, 695-2500. More information about this drop-off site can be found under DROP-OFF RECYCLING in this guide.
  • Village Do-It-Best Hardware: 106 W. Ferry St., Berrien Springs. 473-5811. Accepts household batteries.

Rechargable Batteries Only

  • Ace Hardware: 2360 Niles Rd., St. Joseph, 429-1504; 1545 W. John Beers Rd., Stevensville, 429-7133.
  • Call 2 Recycle: www.call2recycle.org, offers programs to help businesses, schools, etc. recycle rechargeable batteries.
  • Home Depot Stores: 2075 Pipestone Rd., Benton Harbor. 926-2173. Accepts household rechargeable batteries. Check at Customer Service Desk.
  • Lowe's Home Improvement: 1300 Mall Dr., Benton Harbor. 927-6000; 2055 S. 11th St., Niles, 591-3000. Drop-off bin inside front entrance.
  • Pater True Value4032 M-139, St. Joseph. 556-9971.
  • Radio Shack: Accepts household rechargeable batteries-NiCd, NiMH and Li-ion. 1359 Mall Dr, Benton Harbor, 925-0366; and 722 S. 11th St., Niles, 684-7368 (Niles store also takes non-rechargeable batteries).
  • Staples: 1485 Mall Dr., Benton Harbor. 927-2242. 
  • Taylor Rental: 2524 M-139, Benton Harbor. 925-2125. Accepts small rechargeable batteries up to cell phone size.
  • ZBattery: 1826 Hilltop Rd, St. Joseph. 800-624-8681 or 983-7155. www.zbattery.com. Contact Bryan Noonan. Accepts NiCad, NimH, Sealed lead acid, Gel cell, AGM, Auto batteries, Li-Ion (All rechargable).

    — Many retailers of electronics accept rechargeable batteries. Many jewelers and pharmacies collect Button Batteries used in watches, hearing aids, etc. Inquire at individual stores.
     

Automobile Batteries Only

  • A1 Auto Salvage: 4478 Red Arrow Hwy, Benton Harbor. 849-3300.  
  • August Pohl Auto Wreckers: 2670 Territorial Rd, Benton Harbor. 925-3800.
  • Autozone Stores: 1582 Hilltop Rd., St. Joseph. 983-6049. 1681 M-139, Benton Harbor. 925-2288. 9099 US-31/33, Berrien Springs. 471-9752. 56215 M-51 South, Dowagiac. 269-782-0287. 702 S. 11th St., Niles. 684-7160. Accepts car batteries.
  • Baroda Tire Center: 1638 Lemon Creek Rd., Baroda. 422-1154. 7033 Red Arrow Highway, Coloma. 468-3100. 708 S. Red Red Bud Trail, Buchanan. 695-9041.
  • Benton Metal Recycling: 1256 Milton Rd., Benton Harbor. 926-1161.
  • LH Auto Recycling: 2267 Reum St., Niles. 684-1685.
  • Michiana Metal & Scrap: 800 Carberry Rd., Niles. 269-687-5865.
  • OmniSource: 1359 Milton St., Benton Harbor. 925-9801.
  • O'Reilly Auto Parts: 2075 Niles Road, St. Joseph. 982-4275.
  • Padnos: 1410 N. Paw Paw Ave., Benton Harbor. 927-1030.
  • Randy's Recycling: 7247 Pipestone Rd., Eau Claire. 461-6722.
  • Redbud Recycling Company: 15565 Walton Rd., Buchanan. 695-6804.  
  • Schafer's Auto Yard: 5901 Red Arrow Hwy., Coloma. 468-4622.
  • Square Deal Auto Salvage: 1091 Territorial Rd., Benton Harbor. 925-0054.
  • Retailers selling Lead Acid Batteries (car battery-type) are required to accept at least the same amount of batteries sold. Contact Auto Part Stores and other retailers directly.

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