Eaton County Battery Recycling

Eaton County offers sixteen different household battery recycling drop off locations. These locations are distributed throughout the county, with at least one in every city/village. There are several instructions that need to be followed before dropping off batteries at any of these locations, you can find them below. 


  1. Know what types of batteries are accepted at our locations:
    AcceptedNot Accepted
    • Household Batteries
      • Smoke Alarm Batteries (9 Volt Batteries)
      • Watch and Hearing Aid Batteries (Button Batteries)
      • Cell Phone and Laptop Batteries
      • Alkaline Batteries (AA, AAA, C, D, and etc) 
      • Lithium Batteries
      • Drill Batteries
      • Rechargeable Batteries
    • Auto Batteries*
    • Marine Batteries*
    • Industrial Batteries

    *Check with your local auto parts store about disposing of these types of batteries.

  2. Make sure to tape the necessary batteries. Some batteries require clear tap on the ends (terminals and/or exposed wires) for shipping safety and regulation compliance reasons. **The terminals, or exposed metal parts, of certain batteries can rub together and create a spark which can cause a fire.** These batteries are specifically listed below, but if in doubt, use clear tape!  
    Clear Tape REQUIRED

    Clear Tape NOT Required

    • Lithium/Lithium Ion BatteriesExamples of several differed brands of lithium batteries
    • Lead Acid BatteriesTwo different examples of lead acid batteries
    • Cell Phone Batteries
    • Batteries that are over 9 volts, including drill batteries
    • Any batteries with exposed wires or cracked casings 
    • Alkaline batteries that are 9 volts or under
    • "Heavy duty" Zinc Carbon
    • Nickel Metal Hydride (NiMH) or Nickel Cadmium (NiCd) that are less than 9 volts
    • Button batteries that do NOT contain lithium
    • Electronic batteries (plastic casing intact, with recessed terminals) ~ laptop batteries
  3. Remove all batteries from ALL types of packaging (plastic baggies, paper baggies, boxes, and etc).A comparison example of battery collection buckets should and should not look

Battery Recycling Drop-Off Locations

Visit our Eaton County Recycle Center Map to find a location near you! Click each orange recycle icon to see that locations address and hours of operation. 

Village of Bellevue

Bellevue Township & Village Office: 201 N. Main St, Bellevue

Benton Township 

Benton Township Office: 5136 Windsor Hwy, Potterville

City of Charlotte 

Charlotte Area Recycling Authority: 201 Hall St, Charlotte

Charlotte City Hall: 111 E. Lawrence, Charlotte

Eaton County MSU Extension: 551 Courthouse Drive, Suite 1, Charlotte

Delta Charter Township 

Delta Township Administration Bldg: 7710 W, Saginaw Hwy, Lansing

Delta Township Recycling Center: 5717 Millet Hwy, Lansing

Village of Dimondale 

Dimondale Village Office: 136 N. Bridge St, Dimondale

Windsor Township Office: 405 W. Jefferson, Dimondale

City of Eaton Rapids

Eaton Rapids Public Service Department: 301 Market St, Eaton Rapids

City of Grand Ledge

Grand Ledge Recycling Center: 414 Whitney St, Grand Ledge

City of Olivet 

Olivet City Hall Office: 106 S. Main St, Olivet

City of Potterville

Potterville City Hall Office: 319 N. Nelson, Potterville

Village of Sunfield 

Sunfield District Library: 112 Main St, Sunfield

Sunfield Recycling Center: 126 1st St, Sunfield

Village of Vermontville 

Vermontville Village Office: 194 S Main St, Vermontville