Recycling certain batteries keeps heavy metals out of landfills and our environment. Battery recycling also saves resources because recovered plastic and metals can be used to make new batteries. Common alkaline batteries are no longer considered hazardous. Please note which places listed will take any battery vs. rechargeable batteries only.
Accepts Various Battery Types
- BatteriesPlus, 2061 M-139, Benton Harbor. Phone: 269-925-7374. Accepts household non-rechargeable and rechargeable batteries.
- Call 2 Recycle: www.call2recycle.org/, programs for residents, businesses and schools to recycle batteries.
- Berrien County Community Recycling Events: Household rechargeable and non-rechargeable, vehicle, boat, and mower batteries are accepted at the county sponsored collections.
- Radio Shack:722 S. 11th St., Niles. Phone: 269-684-7368. Accepts rechargeable and non-rechargeable batteries (not all Radio Shack stores accept the non-rechargeable batteries).
- Southeast Berrien County Landfill Recycle Station: IS NOT TAKING HOUSEHOLD BATTERIES AT THIS TIME. ACCEPTING AUTO BATTERIES ONLY. 3200 Chamberlain Rd., Buchanan. Phone: 269-695-2500.
Rechargeable Batteries Only
- Ace Hardware: 2360 Niles Rd., St. Joseph, 269-429-1504; 1545 W. John Beers Rd., Stevensville, 269-429-7133.
- Lowe's: 1300 Mall Dr., Benton Harbor, 269-927-6000; 2055 S. 11th St., Niles, 269-591-3000. Collection bin inside store, near the front entrance.
- Pater True Value: 4032 M-139, St. Joseph, 269-556-9971.
Automobile Batteries Only
- Autozone Stores: 1582 Hilltop Rd., St. Joseph, 269-983-6049; 1681 M-139, Benton Harbor, 269-925-2288; US 31-33, Berrien Springs, 269-471-9752; 702 S. 11th St., Niles, 269-684-7160.
- Baroda Tire: Baroda Tire Center: 1638 Lemon Creek Rd., Baroda, 269-422-1154; 7033 Red Arrow Hwy, Coloma, 269-468-3100; and 708 South Red Bud Trail, Buchanan, 269-695-9041.
- Benton Metal Recycling: 1256 Milton Rd., Benton Harbor. 269-926-1161. www.bentonmetalrecycling.com.
- Fisher Auto Parts: 6978 Red Arrow Hwy, Coloma. 269-468-7782.
- Josh's Auto Parts: 2670 Territorial Rd., Benton Harbor, 269-925-3800. www.joshsautoparts.com.
- LH Auto Recycling: 2267 Reum St., Niles, 269-684-1685.
- O’Reilly Auto Parts: 550 S. 11th St., Niles, 269-340-7004; 2075 Niles Rd., St. Joseph, 269-982-4275.
- Padnos: 1410 N. Paw Paw Ave., Benton Harbor, 269-927-1030; and 15565 Walton Rd., Buchanan, 269-695-6804.
- Southeast Berrien County Landfill Recycle Station: 3200 Chamberlain Rd., Buchanan, 269-695-2500.
- Square Deal Auto Salvage: 1091 Territorial Rd., Benton Harbor, 269-925-0054.
- Zabel’s Auto Salvage: 6288 Kruger Rd., Three Oaks, 269-756-3841.
- ZBattery.com: 1826 Hilltop Rd., St. Joseph.800-624-8681 or 269-983-7155. www.zbattery.com.
Retailers selling Lead Acid Batteries (car battery-type) are required to accept at least the same amount of batteries sold. Contact auto part stores and other retailers directly.