Batteries - Household Waste Guide


Wherever you buy a car battery, you may now also turn in your old car battery at the time of the purchase.  If you are not purchasing a car battery but have old car batteries you would like to dispose of, please take it to one of the following businesses for recycling.  Be sure to call ahead and verify business hours, location, and specifics about their battery recycling service. The companies listed below will accept an unlimited number of car batteries at no charge.

  Company Location Phone Link
A-1 Electric 1813 Turner NW
Grand Rapids
Advance Auto Parts Stores Store Locator
AutoZone Stores Store Locator
Batteries Unlimited 3662 Clyde Park SW
Fire Pros Inc. 2710 Northridge Dr
Grand Rapids
Interstate Batteries 3251 Eastern Ave SE
PepBoys Stores Store Locator


Household batteries can be comprised of heavy metals and other elements including nickel, cadmium, mercury, lithium, silver and zinc. Utilize one of the many battery drop-off sites maintained by the Kent County Department of Public Works.  These sites accept all types of household batteries (NO lead acid automotive batteries).  Battery collection containers are inside the locations. All batteries will be recycled or properly disposed of.

  Location Address Phone

Byron Center

Byron Township Branch Library 8191 Byron Center Ave 616.647.3830

East Grand Rapids

East Grand Rapids Library 746 Lakeside SE 616.784.2007

Grand Rapids - Northeast

Kent County Health Department
Environmental Health Division
700 Fuller Ave 616.632.6900
Yankee Clipper Library 2025 Leonard NE 616.988.5415
First United Methodist Church 227 East Fulton 616.451.2879

Grand Rapids - Northwest

City Hall (Monroe Level) 300 Monroe NW 616.456.3000
Kent County Road Commission 1500 Scribner Ave NW 616.336-3694
West Side Branch Library 713 Bridge NW 616.988.5414
John Ball Park Comm. Assoc. 71 Richards Ave NW 616.451.3121
Comstock Park Branch Library 3943 West River Dr NE 616.784.2007

Grand Rapids - Southeast

Zandee Auto Repair

1205 Burton SE 616.245.8158
Interstate Battery 3251 Eastern Ave SE 616.243.9110
Certified Vacuum & Appliance 1322 28th St SE 616.243.7969
Madison Square Library 1201 Madison Ave SE 616.988.5411
Grand Rapids Community College 143 Bostwick Ave NE 616.234.4000
Seymour Library 2350 Eastern SE 616.988.5413

Grand Rapids - Southwest


Grandville Library 4055 Maple St SW 616.784.2007
Grandville United Methodist Church 3140 Wilson Ave SW 616.538.3070
Industrial Battery Warehouse 2969 Chicago Dr 616.530.8918


Kent District Library - Kentwood Branch 4950 Breton SE, Kentwood
Outside under overhang


Englehardt Branch Library 200 North Monroe 616.784.2007


Krause Memorial Branch Library 140 East Bridge St 616.784.2007


Family Fare Pharmacy 2755 Lake Michigan Dr NW 616.791.4777
Walker Branch Library 4293 Remembrance Rd NW 616.784.2007


St. Dominic's Church 50 Bellevue SW 616.531.1480
Wyoming Park Pharmacy 2301 Lee St SW 616.532.2361
Dave’s Discount Batteries 3640 Clyde Park SW 616.534.1142
Mark’s Phone & Video 3822 South Division 616.534.8688
Family Network 1029 44th St. SW 616.885.9919

Other Areas

Spencer Township Branch Library 14960 Meddler Ave
Sand Lake Branch Library 2 Maple St
Sand Lake
Gaines Township Branch Library 421 68th St SE 616.784.2007
Ada Township Hall 7330 Thornapple River Dr SE 616.676.9191
Alto Branch Library 6071 Linfield Ave 616.784.2007
Cascade Township Library 2870 Jacksmith Ave SE 616.784.2007
Plainfield Branch Library 2650 5 Mile Rd NE 616.784.2007
McDonald Audiology & Hearing 961 Four Mile NW 616.784.6299
Alpine Library 5255 Alpine Ave NW 616.784.2007