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The Northern and Southern Recycling Centers accept dry cell, button, and lead acid (car, truck, boat) batteries. Operating hours for the Northern and Southern Recycling Centers are 7:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Monday through Saturday.

- Northern Recycling center located at 601 New Hampshire Avenue, Lakewood, NJ Drop off at building 68.
- Southern Recycling Center located at 379 Haywood Road, Manahawkin, NJ 08050 Drop off at building 105.
- County Connection at the Ocean County Mall for rechargeable and button batteries only.
- Private locations for rechargeable household batteries Drop off locator
- Car & Boat batteries private programs Autozone Advance Auto Parts Pepboys (Purchase Required)

AVOID THE SPARK There are hidden dangers tied to improper handling and disposal of batteries at end-of-life. Some batteries can spark, which has led to a surge in fires at recycling and waste facilities across the country. To learn more please visit Call2Recycle Avoid the Spark Campaign

The Ocean County Department of Solid Waste Management has partnered with Call2Recycle to bring this battery recycling program to Ocean County residents free of charge. Batteries covered under the program include:

. Nickel Cadmium (Ni-Cd)
. Nickel Metal Hydride (N|-MH)
. Lithium lon (Li-ion)
. Nickel Zinc (Ni-Zn)
. Small Sealed Lead - less the 11lbs (Pb)

Rechargeable batteries are found in cordless power tools, cell phones, laptops, digital cameras, two-way radios, camcorders, and remote control toys. Rechargeable batteries often resemble non-rechargeabler alkaline batteries. The label on the battery will indicate whether or not it is rechargeable.

Rechargeable and button batteries should be recycled while all other (i.e. non-rechargeable) batteries, such as alkaline, can be disposed of in your regular household trash. OR visit Call2Recycle to learn more about Zero Waste solutions for battery disposal (there may be fees for these services).

For more information on distinguishing between battery types and how to properly dispose of batteries, please click on the links below:

 Ocean County Battery Recycling Flyers