Recycling & Waste

Batteries - Vehicle

Definition

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

More information: Minnesota Pollution Control Agency fact sheet

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.

Recycle

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 recycle companies listed below. Call to verify items accepted, hours and fees.

Recycle Companies

Green Lights Recycling, Inc.
10040 Davenport Street NE
Blaine, Minnesota, 55449
Tech Dump
698 Prior Avenue North
St. Paul, Minnesota, 55104