Batteries are currently collected at Sedona Recycles Monday-Friday, 8am-3pm. There is a suggested donation of $1 per pound to cover our expenses for shipping and recycling batteries. In 2015, we recycled 2.5 tons of batteries!
Most household batteries are accepted for recycling, including:
- A through D
- Rechargeable or single use
- Cell phone batteries
- Drill batteries
- Watch batteries
Batteries are recycled at Battery Solutions in Mesa, AZ. Click here to see how each type of battery is recycled.
We do not accept auto batteries, please take them to O’Reilly Auto Parts or Napa Auto Parts.
Rechargeables vs. Disposables
According to the EPA, Americans purchase nearly 3 billion dry-cell disposable batteries every year. This constitutes 88% of the mercury and 54% of the cadmium deposited into US solid waste landfills, posing a potential long-term threat to groundwater and drinking water supplies.
According to a study by Uniross carried out in 2007, the production of rechargeable batteries have the following advantages over disposables (comparing serviceable life):
– 23 times less potential impact on non-renewable natural resources
– 28 times less potential impact on global warming
– 30 times less potential impact on air pollution (ozone pollution)
– 9 times less potential impact on air acidification
– 2 times less potential impact on water pollution
Cost Analysis for Rechargeable vs. Disposable Batteries*
||Batteries Produced||Initial Procurement Cost Per Battery||Total Procurement Costs||Hazardous Waste Disposal (grams)||3-year Cost Savings|
* Soviero, Marcelle, “Batteries Come Clean,” Popular Science, July 1992, v241, n1.