Batteries

Battery Basics


The City of New Braunfels does not provide a recycling collection or hazardous collection for any type of battery. Check local retailers, or use your preferred search engine to find local options for battery recycling.

Single-Use Batteries


Single-use batteriesAlkaline Manganese


Mercury has been phased out of these batteries so they can be disposed of in the landfill. However, they do contain metals that can be recovered if recycled properly.

Button batterySilver Oxide


These button batteries are often found in watches. These batteries contain mercury and should not be disposed of in the landfill.


Cell phonesRechargeable Batteries


Nickel-Cadmium, Nickel Metal Hydride & Lithium Ion


These batteries can be purchased as a substitute for alkaline manganese batteries but also represent the batteries found in your cell phone, cordless power tools, and other cordless electronic devices.

Car batteryLead Acid Batteries


These are the batteries that power engines of cars, boats, etc. They are extremely toxic and must be recycled. Fortunately, many automotive shops accept the old battery when you purchase a new battery.