Recycling & Waste

Batteries - Vehicle


Vehicle batteries are lead-acid batteries. Lead-acid batteries can also be found in boats, snowmobiles, golf carts, motorcycles, all-terrain vehicles and wheelchairs.

Legal Considerations

It is illegal to put vehicle batteries and other lead acid batteries in the trash.

By law, vehicle battery retailers must accept up to five lead-acid batteries per consumer for free regardless of where the batteries were purchased.


Do not put batteries of any kind in your curbside recycling bin.

Bring vehicle batteries and other lead-acid batteries to the household hazardous waste collection sites for free.

You can also bring vehicle batteries to a vehicle battery retailer.

When you buy a new vehicle battery, you are required to turn in your old battery for recycling. Otherwise, there is a $5 fee.

You can also bring vehicle batteries to the disposal companies listed below. Call to verify items accepted, hours and fees.

Disposal Companies

J.R.'s Advanced Recyclers
10619 Briggs Drive
Inver Grove Heights, Minnesota, 55077
Recycle Technologies (formerly Green Lights Recycling)
10040 Davenport Street NE
Blaine, Minnesota, 55449
Repowered (formerly Tech Dump)
860 Vandalia Street
Saint Paul, Minnesota, 55114
The Retrofit Companies
2960 Yorkton Boulevard
Little Canada, Minnesota, 55117