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Battery Recycling

At Energizer, we have always designed our products with both people and the planet in mind , it’s part of our commitment to performance plus responsibility. We have a long history of environmental leadership, including:

  • Being the first in the industry to eliminate heavy metals from household batteries1
  • Creating the world’s longest-lasting AA and AAA batteries, Energizer® Ultimate Lithium, which lasts up to 9x longer in digital still cameras versus Energizer® MAX®2, which means up to 9x less waste3
  • Offering the No. 1 Recharge brand4 for rechargeable products that can be reused hundreds of times
  • Bringing innovative and efficient LED and lithium technology to the portable lighting category

Battery recycling is an important topic for our industry. Since major household brands eliminated heavy metals from primary batteries (also know as single-use batteries, like  Energizer® MAX® alkaline) in the 1990s, most areas recommend you safely dispose of these batteries in your regular household trash. You should always check with your municipality to confirm the rules for your area. But we know many of you are interested in recycling your single-use alkaline batteries, and sometimes recycling centers can be hard to find.

That’s why Energizer has partnered with Earth911 to make it easy for you to recycle alkaline batteries, like Energizer® MAX®, batteries in your area. Earth911 has the largest recycling directory of its kind in the United States. Below you can search for local recycling centers using your zip code or see if curb-side recycling is available in your community. You can even find facilities that will recycle the packaging materials.

We will continue to do our part in providing a full range of innovative Energizer products so you can power your life responsibly. that’s positivenergy™

You can learn more about industry battery recycling efforts at
You can learn more about rechargeable battery recycling at
You can learn more about Energizer’s commitment to sustainability at

1 Commercially available since 1991
2 Results vary by camera.
3 Use fewer batteries, create less waste.
4 According to market survey data.