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    Household Battery Recycling in Salem, Oregon

    Who, What, Where, When, How...and Statistics



  • Curbside Battery Collection - Now!

    Beginning October 1, 1998, households with curbside recycling service have been able to have their household batteries (see below for acceptable kinds) picked up with their other recyclable matericals.

  • Save your batteries and place them into a zip-sealed plastic bag. Leave the bagged batteries on top of your red recycling basket with your other recyclables.

    Battery Types Accepted

  • AAA to D size consumer batteries (both alkaline and "heavy duty")
  • 9-volt batteries (like that used in smoke alarms)
  • Button batteries (typically used in watches and cameras)
  • Rechargeable battery packs - NiCad, NiMH, or Lithium Ion (typically used in laptop computers, cellular phones, etc.)
  • NO Lead-Acid Car Batteries Please!

  • Return to: Salem Oregon Curbside Recycling Guide

    You can also take these kinds of batteries for dropoff to the following locations:

    Keizer/North Salem

  • Fred Meyer North - 2855 NE Broadway
  • Rite Aid - 5452 River Rd. N.

    East Salem

  • Batteries Plus - 3045 Lancaster Dr. NE
  • Fred Meyer East - 3740 Market St. NE
  • Rite Aid - 823 Lancaster Dr. NE
  • Salem-Keizer Recycling & Transfer Station - 3250 Deer Park Dr.

    Downtown/South Salem

  • Fred Meyer - 3450 Commercial St. SE
  • Rite Aid - 423 Liberty St. NE
  • Rite Aid - 4500 Commercial St. SE

    Mt. Angel

  • Wilco - 190 S. Main St.

    Silverton

  • Rite Aid - 333 Westfield St.
  • Wilco - 734 McClaine St.

    Stayton

  • Wilco - 1385 N. First St.

    Woodburn

  • North Marion County Disposal Facility - 17827 Whitney Lane
  • Rite Aid - 1575 Mt. Hood Ave.

    Marion County Recycling & Message Line: 588-5169

    Batteries are shipped to a company called Battery Solutions in Wayne, Michigan. You can find more information about them at: http://www.batteryrecycling.com/

    Below are some statistics about the batteries collected during the first seven months of the curbside program in Marion County, Oregon.

    Battery Type Weight (lbs.) Percent of Total
    Alkaline (no mercury) 10,352 82.26
    Alkaline (.025% mercury) 300 02.38
    Nickel Cadmium (NiCd) 762 06.05
    Nickel Metal Hydride (NiMH) 127 01.01
    Lithium Ion 15 00.12
    Lithium 86 00.68
    Lead Acid (sealed/non-auto) 709 05.63
    Button Cells (mercury) 36 00.29
    Mercury type 197 01.57
    Silver Oxide 1 00.01

    Totals 12,585 100.00

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    Source:  Marion County Department of Waste Management

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