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Posted on: October 30, 2019

Hennepin County is immediately discontinuing battery collection at community locations including cit

Hennepin County will continue to accept batteries at the county’s drop-off facilities in Brooklyn Park and Bloomington.

Fire risk contributed to decision

While Hennepin County strives to offer the most convenient recycling options for residents, Hennepin County can no longer collect these items in community locations.

Learn about other options to discard batteries

Alkaline batteries (single-use AA, AAA, etc.)

  • These types of batteries do not contain hazardous material and may be placed in the trash.

  • The county accepts alkaline batteries at its drop-off facilities only and will recycle them.

Button Batteries, Lithium ion and other rechargeable batteries

  • The batteries do contain toxic metals and pose a threat if improperly disposed.

  • Bring them to the county drop-off facilities in Brooklyn Park and Bloomington or a hazardous waste event collections.

  • If you cannot remove the battery from the device, bring the entire device to a Hennepin County drop-off facility.
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