As of May 1st, 2024 Sedona Recycles will no longer accept batteries.

The price of batters has tripled from $1/lb to $3/lb and we were already struggling to get these fees from recycler on the honor system. Additionally, transporting the batteries to Phoenix presents its own concerns not to mention the environmental cost of that commute. 

The great news is that Staples up the street accepts batteries from the public for free!


Most household batteries are accepted for recycling, including:
  • A through D
  • 9-volt
  • Rechargeable or single use
  • Cell phone batteries
  • Drill batteries
  • Watch batteries

Batteries are recycled at Battery Solutions in Mesa, AZ. Click here to see how each type of battery is recycled.

We do not accept auto batteries, please take them to O’Reilly Auto Parts or Napa Auto Parts.


Rechargeables vs. Disposables

According to the EPA, Americans purchase nearly 3 billion dry-cell disposable batteries every year. This constitutes 88% of the mercury and 54% of the cadmium deposited into US solid waste landfills, posing a potential long-term threat to groundwater and drinking water supplies.

According to a study by Uniross carried out in 2007, the production of rechargeable batteries have the following advantages over disposables (comparing serviceable life):

– 23 times less potential impact on non-renewable natural resources
– 28 times less potential impact on global warming
– 30 times less potential impact on air pollution (ozone pollution)
– 9 times less potential impact on air acidification
– 2 times less potential impact on water pollution


Cost Analysis for Rechargeable vs. Disposable Batteries*

Battery Type
Batteries Produced Initial Procurement Cost Per Battery Total Procurement Costs Hazardous Waste Disposal (grams) 3-year Cost Savings
Rechargeable 1 $11 $11 16gm $639
Disposable 876 $0.74 $650 105gm


* Soviero, Marcelle, “Batteries Come Clean,” Popular Science, July 1992, v241, n1.