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    Where Can I (Wednesday)… Recycle Used Batteries in Philadelphia?

    We’ve gone over where to recycle laptop batteries and battery chargers, but where can one recycle plain old (& rechargeable) batteries in Philadelphia?

    For recycling the conventional (single-use) battery variety:

    Recycling rechargeable batteries:

    • Radio Shack (CC locations: 1616 Chestnut St & 1001 Market St)
    • Staples (1044 Market St)
    • Home Depot (1651 S Columbus Blvd)
    • Eforce Compliance (3114 Grays Ferry Ave)
    • Best Buy
    • Philadelphia Streets HazWaste Events

    Recycle on, Philly!

    About Julie Hancher

    Julie Hancher is Editor-in-Chief of Green Philly, sharing her expertise of all things sustainable in the city of brotherly love. She enjoys long walks in the park with eco-friendly wine and greening her travels, cooking & cat, Pounce DeLeon.

    Your thoughts . . .

    • http://www.ttfwatershed.org Abby

      This is a very useful little article. But I wanted to add that Best Buy only accepts reusable batteries. Their website outlines that alkaline batteries are not currently accepted. Thank you!

    • http://www.greenphillyblog.com Julie

      Thanks Abby! Companies do update their policies frequently, so feel free to call the business prior to going over for a drop off. We’ll update our post in the meantime. Thanks again!

    • Max

      So, apparently Whole Foods doesn’t take disposable batteries anymore. I went to the Callowhill st. store and they had covered up the receptacle for the batteries.

    • http://www.wholefoodsmarket.com Kerry

      Whole Foods Market South Street does accept rechargeable batteries, but unfortunately, neither the South Street nor Callowhill store can accept single-use batteries. Thanks!