Published on: Monday, August 8, 2022 News

Battery Recycling Drop-Off Available at Public Works


The City of Takoma Park is committed to offering various recycling programs for residents. The newest program now implemented at the Public Works Department is a battery recycling drop-off. Residents can now bring used batteries to be recycled at Public Works. This program is operating in partnership with Call2Recycle, an organization leading the way in battery recycling.


Public Works
31 Oswego Avenue
Silver Spring, MD 20910

Acceptable Batteries

A list of acceptable batteries that can be recycled includes the following:

AAA, AA, C, D, 9v, Lithium Ion, Small Sealed Lead Acid, Nickel Cadmium, Button cell, Nickel Metal Hydride, and Nickel Zinc

Batteries That Cannot Be Accepted

The following types of batteries cannot be accepted:

Wet cell batteries, car batteries, rechargeable LI-Ion >300 Wh, Lithium primary >25g LI

Please note the WATTS HUNGRY CRITTER E-Bike recycling program  (through Call2Recycle)


Recycling in Takoma Park

Visit the Recycling Collection webpage for in-depth information about what can and cannot be recycled.

More about Call2Recycle

Call2Recycle is the country’s leading consumer battery recycling and stewardship program. Through a tailored and personalized approach, they offer partners across the U.S. an easy way to address their battery recycling needs, all while ensuring the reduction of hazardous waste in compliance with state and national regulations. Since 1994, Call2Recycle, Inc. has grown from an idea by a group of five battery manufacturers to a leading not-for-profit, product stewardship organization that operates according to the principles of efficiency, transparency, and commitment.