Batteries

Overview


Butler County Household Hazardous Waste facility accepts all battery types. No batteries should be disposed of in the sanitary landfill. Batteries can be dropped off for recycling at the Butler County Household Hazardous Waste Collection Facility from 8:30 am to 5:00 pm Monday through Saturday. The Household Hazardous Waste Facility is located at:
4295 SW Kickapoo
El Dorado, KS 67042

Different Types of Batteries


  • Lead acid batteries include car batteries, tractor batteries, truck batteries, lawn mower batteries, etc. Some stores have an exchange program where if you buy a new battery, they will accept an old one in for their handling. At times a credit is given for the return of old batteries, often times referred to as a “core charge.”
  • Alkaline batteries come in many different shapes and sizes. They are the typical household battery you would use in a remote control, radio, toy, smoke detector, etc. (AA, AAA, C, D, 6V, 9V, etc.).
  • Rechargeable batteries are used in cell phones, toys, cordless phones, cordless tools, etc.
  • Button Batteries are small, flat, circular batteries often found in hearing aids, watches, calculators, etc. Don’t let their size fool you. They contain more heavy metals than most larger batteries. It is very important to recycle them.