Battery Recycling

Acceptable Items

Only batteries from Grand Traverse County residents will be accepted. Batteries from commercial businesses or nonresidents will not be accepted. Businesses may bring batteries to the Household Hazardous Waste Collection.
Acceptable items from County residents include:

  • Household batteries

Drop-Off Requirements

  • All battery terminals must be taped with clear masking or packaging tape. 
  • Only loose batteries will be accepted. Please remove batteries from all packaging. No plastic bags, product packaging material, or boxes will be accepted.
  • Please do not drop off any corrosive batteries.

Scavenging & Illegal Dumping

No scavenging is permitted. Illegal dumping is subject to prosecution and a $500 fine.

Drop-Off Locations

This service is for Grand Traverse County residents only. There are 9 recycling locations available for household batteries. Businesses may bring batteries to the Household Hazardous Waste Collection. Visit the Take It Back Recycling Directory to find out where to recycle rechargeable, and lead acid batteries.
Building / Location
Acme Township Hall
(Map) 6042 Acme Road
Williamsburg, MI 49690
Blair Township Hall  (Map) 2121 County Road 633
Grawn, MI 49637
City of Traverse City / Grand Traverse County Building
(Map) 400 Boardman Avenue
Traverse City, MI 49684
Civic Center
(Map) 1213 W Civic Center Drive
Traverse City, MI 49686
Grand Traverse County Public Service Building
(Map) 2650 LaFranier Road
Traverse City, MI 49686
Metro Emergency Services Building
(Map) 897 Parson Road
Traverse City, MI
Traverse City Fire Department
(Map) 500 W Front Street
Traverse City, MI 49684
Whitewater Township Hall (Map) 5777 Vinton Road
Williamsburg, MI 49690