Rechargeable battery recycling and cell phone recycling can be done at your nearest Home Depot store. Gather up your old batteries and dead cell phones and take them to your favorite Home Depot store for convenient and eco-friendly disposal and recycling!

Since 2001, The Home Depot has collaborated with Call2Recycle/RBRC to provide consumers a convenient way to properly recycle their rechargeable batteries and cell phones for free. Since we’ve launched this recycling program, over 2.4 million lbs. of batteries and cell phones have been recycled since 2001- that’s equivalent to the weight of 240 school buses!

Call2Recycle/RBRC is a non-profit recycling organization funded by members of the rechargeable battery and portable electronic product industry.

How You Can Participate:
You can conveniently recycle your expired (non-leaking) rechargeable batteries and cell phones for free via the recycling fixture located near the returns desk of any participating Home Depot store*.

Simply bag the expired rechargeable battery or cell phone with provided bags and place in the recycling fixture. Bagging the batteries helps protect against battery ends touching and ensures safe shipment to the recycler.

Rechargeable batteries and cell phones are then sent to a Call2Recycle partner for recycling.

Earth Day is on April 22, so add this to your list of things you can do to celebrate Earth Day!

* Currently excludes AK, VI, PR and Guam stores.
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  5. Lesa Springer says:

    do you also recycle alkaline batteries? Is it free of charge?

  6. JB says:

    Does Home Depot recycling accept Universal Power Supply (computer battery back up) batteries? They are lead-acid, rechargeable batteries like the ones that come in APC SmartUPS products.

    • Craig Allen says:

      JB,

      If the lead-acid rechargeable batteries are not leaking and weigh 11 lbs. or less each, then yes, we can accept them for recycling. You’d do that through a store’s front-end rechargeable battery recycling program. If they weigh more than 11 lbs. each, we may still be able to assist with recycling, but you’d need to talk to someone who handles the recycling program at your local store.

      -Craig, from The Home Depot

  7. Gordon says:

    It is commendable that Home Depot has set up a program for it’s customers to allow them to conveniently recycle rechargeable and non rechargeable batteries. To make the program more effective, it would be wise to inform your employees about the program. Just today, I was told by an sales/service associate that Home Depot does not accept rechargeable tool batteries. Single use non rechargeable batteries only. The drop off container had a piece of paper taped to it stating
    “Non rechargeable batteries Only”. I had told the associate that Home Depot had always accepted spent tool batteries. Her response was “I don’t know”. So my question is “What ‘s the deal?”

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  9. rose says:

    why don’t you offer recycling for non-rechargable batteries?

    • Simcat says:

      Yeah what about normal batteries – It’s impossible to find a recycle location for them in California without traveling far.

      • Lynn Coulter says:

        Hi, Simcat. We searched on Google for “where to recycle non-rechargeable batteries” and found this link, which allows you to plug in your zip code and find locations. We haven’t used it yet, so hope you’ll let us know if it’s helpful. Hope it turns up a nearby location for you. Lynn, Home Depot Garden Club