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Battery Recycling

Switch to Rechargeable Batteries
Do you use a lot of batteries? Give rechargeables a try to reduce your environmental impact!

Rechargeable batteries have come a long way in the past few years. Many can be reused 1000+ times, and have a significantly lower environmental impact than single-use batteries.

Reduce the amount of toxic chemicals you produce by switching to rechargeables for your remote controls, kid’s toys, and other handheld gadgets or small appliances.

City Hall and community center battery drop-offs are currently closed. Attend our Battery Recycling and Shredding Event on Nov 14. See below for other options.

Household batteries contain mercury and other hazardous materials. They should be recycled whenever possible to protect our waterways. Recycling batteries allows the materials to be reused to make things like steel rebar.

Recycle Household Batteries in Kirkland
Bring your household alkaline batteries to the following locations in Kirkland for recycling. Please empty your batteries into the recycling containers; do not leave them in bags. In 2017, Kirkland residents recycled 11,075 pounds of batteries at these drop-off locations!

Large batteries such as car batteries are NOT accepted at these locations, and should be brought to Factoria Household Hazardous Wastelinks to external site.

Downtown Kirkland Battery Recycling
City facilities are currently closed to the public due to the coronavirus, so those battery recycling locations are not available. Do not leave batteries outside the building. Bring batteries to our upcoming event: Safer Battery Recycling & Shredding Event on Nov 14

  • recycling center downstairs lobbyKirkland City Hall
    123 5th Avenue
    Recycling Center located in downstairs lobby
    Accepted: alkaline, nickel cadmium, lithium, cell phone, and button batteries
    This location accepts both alkaline (household) and rechargeable batteries. Please keep them separate; they must be recycled separately.
  • Peter Kirk Community Center
    352 Kirkland Avenue
    Accepted: alkaline batteries
  • Public Works Maintenance Center
    915 8th Street
    Accepted: alkaline batteries

North Kirkland / Juanita Battery Recycling

  • North Kirkland Community Center
    12421 103rd Avenue NE

More Alkaline Battery Recycling Locations Outside of Kirkland
We recommend that you call private businesses to confirm they're currently accepting batteries before making a trip.

Find more locations to recycle batteries, and options for large batteries, at What Do I Do Withlinks to external site.

Public Works
123 5th Avenue, Kirkland WA 98033
T. 425-587-3800 | F. 425-587-3807
Mon-Fri, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Operations & Maintenance
915 8th St, Kirkland WA 98033
T. 425-587-3900 24/7 | F. 425-587-3902
Mon-Fri, 6:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m.

General Inquiries - Contact us via the: 
Our Kirkland Customer Service Portal