Battery Recycling

The Allen County Department of Environmental Management, in partnership with Batteries Plus, has been working to collect old batteries containing hazardous materials since 1999.

ACDEM collected over 14.6 tons of batteries in Allen County in 2016. Batteries contain heavy metals such as cadmium, zinc, lead and mercury that could potentially pollute our soil and groundwater.

This program is open to ALLEN COUNTY RESIDENTS ONLY. Residents can drop off their used batteries at:

Batteries Plus Bulbs
105 W. Washington Center Road
Fort Wayne, Indiana 46825

Connelly’s Do it Best (Fort Wayne locations)

  • Dupont Village, 515 E. Dupont Road
  • Southgate Plaza, 5221 South Calhoun Street
  • Shoppes at Scott Road, 10301 Illinois Road
  • 1642 Wells Street

Umbers Do it Best
2413 Lower Huntington Road
2814 Maplecrest Road
Fort Wayne, Indiana

Batteries accepted by the program include:

ONLY Alkaline, Lithium and Lithium ION batteries accepted.

Please tape the following batteries before dropping off:

  • Alkaline: 9 Volt, A23, 27, 6 Volt latern
  • Lithium and Lithium ION – All need taped

For more information, please contact ACDEM at 260-449-7878.