Battery Basics

The City of New Braunfels does not provide recycling services for most battery types - batteries are NOT permitted in your recycle cart. Check local retailers, or use your preferred search engine to find 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.
You can also bring them to HHW events.