Looking for a place to responsibly recycle your batteries and cell phones? The City of Austin is here to help. By partnering with Call2Recycle, a not-for-profit, product stewardship program dedicated to the collection and recycling of batteries and cell phones, Austin residents are able to recycle their batteries and cell phones for free at a number of convenient businesses and retail locations, as well as the City of Austin Household Hazardous Waste Facility.
Click here to find a battery recycling location near you. Recycling batteries and cell phones is quick, easy and keeps toxic materials out of the waste stream. Plus, it gives reclaimed materials a second life.
Collection sites send batteries and cell phones directly to the City of Austin Household Hazardous Waste facility where they are sorted and shipped to recycling facilities. Batteries are recovered or reused to make new batteries, cement products or stainless steel alloy. Cell phones are refurbished, resold, or recycled, and the proceeds are used to fund collection programs. The public can trust the rechargeable batteries are responsibly recycled, as Call2Recycle seeks third-party certification to meet the highest standards of recycling. Alkaline batteries are recycled through an EPA-recognized recycling facility.