The City of Evanston is happy to announce that, as a member of the Solid Waste Agency of Northern Cook County (SWANCC), it will now be a drop-off location for battery recycling. The program is an agreement between SWANC and Interstate Batteries that will run through the end of the year.

SWANCC is sponsoring this event because common household alkaline batteries are no longer accepted at IEPA-sponsored Household Hazardous Waste events due to their benign nature and high recycling costs. Additionally, rechargeable batteries contain heavy metals which pose a threat to our environment and have a marketable recyclability. Interstate Batteries of Skokie is providing a product stewardship initiative to recycle all types of batteries from SWANCC communities at no cost to the agency.

What types of batteries will be accepted?

Household Alkaline Batteries – AA, AAA, C, D and 9 Volt.
Rechargeable Batteries – NiCad, NiMh, lithium ion, and lithium polymer. Before dropping off rechargeable batteries, residents need to tape the contact points on each battery or place in an individual self-locking plastic baggie to avoid sparks.

Drop-off locations in Evanston

Lorraine H. Morton Civic Center
2700 Ridge Ave (Ground Floor)
(847) 866-2940
8:30 am – 5:00 pm

Evanston Levy Senior Center
300 Dodge Ave
(847) 866-2940
M – F: 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Sat, Sun: 9:00 am – 3:00 pm