Recycling batteries

Last year, Georgians collected over 650,000 pounds of batteries in support of Call2Recycle, the country’s first and largest consumer battery recycling program. That effort earned the Peach State a No. 3 national ranking for battery recycling. Since Call2Recycle was founded in 1994, Georgia residents have kept more than 3.8 million pounds of batteries out of landfills, helping make the environment cleaner and safer.

Call2Recycle says preparing batteries for recycling is easy:

  1. Bag or tape batteries for protection. The positive terminal can be taped with non-conductive electrical, duct or clear packing tap. Or, place batteries individually in sealable plastic bags
  2. Store batteries in a cool place and do not put them in metal containers. Recycle batteries within six months.
  3. Use the Call2Recycle locator to find a convenient drop-off location. (The majority of Georgians live within 10 miles of a drop-off site.)

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