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Batteries, Household (alkaline)

Name/Address/Hours Comments
Veolia Environmental Services
5726 W. Jefferson St., Pheonix, AZ
Phone: 800-368-9095


http://www.veoliaes.com

Collects used CFLs, incandescent and neon bulbs. Items are separated into their component parts and materials are recovered if possible. Accepts ballists, transformers, capacitors, batteries, electronics, mercury devices, PCB debris. Materials can be shipped. Call for more information. 

Aragon Iron & Metal
516 N. Highway 287, Fort Collins
Phone: 970-484-2577


http://www.aragonironandmetal.com/

Provides equipment and services to make recycling convenient and efficient. Accepts and buys a variety of metals: iron, lead, copper, brass, stainless steel, scrap steel, structural steel, steel pipes, cast iron. Recycles batteries, non-working metal appliances, ranges, washers and dryers. Cash for aluminum cans as well. Buys vehicles, free towing. Call for pricing on used tires and other scrap materials. 

Batteries Plus
1107 W. Drake Road, Fort Collins
Phone: 970-206-0206


http://www.batteriesplus.com

Accepts all types of batteries; both rechargeable and non-rechargeable. Accepts alkaline batteries for a nominal fee ($1 for 5lbs.). It is helpful if batteries are seperated by type but the ends of batteries don't need to be taped. 

Larimer County Landfill
5887 S. Taft Hill Rd., Fort Collins
Phone: 970-498-5760


http://www.larimer.org/solidwaste/

The Larimer County Landfill is located south of Fort Collins on Taft Hill Rd. (about two miles south of Harmony Rd.).  Please refer to the Larimer County Solid Waste website for hours and pricing.

The Recycling Center at Larimer County Landfill accepts commingled containers, newspaper, magazines, cardboard, office paper and shredded paper, and paperboard. The recycling center accepts already-shredded paper, but does not offer paper shredding services.

Also at the landfill are a Hazardous Waste Drop an e-waste recycling facility, and a recycling facility similar to the City's drop-off recycling site.

City of Loveland Recycling Center
400 N Wilson Ave., Loveland
Phone: 970-962-2529


http://www.ci.loveland.co.us/index.aspx?page=188

The Loveland Recycling Center accepts a wide variety of materials, including #1-#7 plastic tubs, waste cooking oil, and other hard to recycle items. Fort Collins residents should expect to pay a fee to drop off yard and wood waste. Electronics (TVs, tires, computer monitors) require a small fee. Batteries are free.

Loveland residents must present a current yard debris permit to drop off yard/wood debris.  To obtain a permit, call the Solid Waste Division at 970-962-2529 or stop by the office at 105 W. Fifth St.

Think Green From Home

Phone: 866-699-6466


http://www.thinkgreenfromhome.com

Waste Management's Think Green From Home program provides convenient options for residents to properly recycle CFL, batteries and electronics from home. Accepts all batteries that are 9-volts or less, does not accept lithium, lithium-ion and lead-acid. Users of this program pay small processing and shipping fees. Go online to order a recycling kit.

Interstate All Battery Center
300 Willow St., Fort Collins
Phone: 970-484-1307


http://www.interstatebatteries.com

Accepts most types of alkalines, NiCd (nickel cadmium), Nimh (nickel metal hydride), Lithium ion and lead acid batteries. 

General Information

As of the late 1990s, household alkaline batteries no longer contain mercury or other heavy metals. They are still corrosive, but no longer toxic. It is preferable to recycle them at the above locations, but landfilling them is also now an option if necessary since they are no longer toxic. Button batteries, rechargeable batteries, and all other battery types still contain heavy metals and it’s imperative to properly recycle them.