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John Homa
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jhoma@cityofknoxville.org
Room 470, City County Building
Main Office: 215-4311
Fax: 865-215-4688

The Office of Solid Waste battery recycling program consists of collection containers placed at the five Recycling Supercenters (manned recycling centers) and the Solid Waste Management Facility at 1033 Elm Street. The objective is to recycle batteries in support of the city's goal of reducing landfill solid waste and being an environmental leader.

To dispose of leaking or large batteries and tools with built-in batteries, call the Solid Waste Management Facility, Household Hazardous Waste Center 215-6700.

The facility is located at 1033 Elm St. off of the I-275 W. Baxter Av. exit.

Vehicle-type and garden tractor lead-acid batteries should be traded in when purchasing new batteries. Batteries that are not traded may be brought to the Household Hazardous Waste collection center.

The Household Hazardous Waste collection center then sorts batteries by type. Batteries such as cell phone batteries are recycled into new batteries. Others are utilized for their metal content.

Types of batteries collected at the Recycling Supercenters are watch and calculator button batteries, and rechargeable Ni-Cad - cell phone, portable tool or walkie-talkie radio batteries.

We are unable to accept the following used batteries:
Common household alkaline batteries
  • 6 Volt Lantern Type
  • 9 Volt
  • D and C Cell
  • AA and AAA
    These are not hazardous can be disposed of in the regular trash.

    We will continue to collect:
  • Watch and Calculator Batteries
  • Mercury and Ni-Cad Batteries
  • Any Rechargeable Battery
  • Cell Phone or Walkie-talkie Radio Batteries
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