Battery Recycling Program
The City of Palm Coast initiated a battery recycling program in July 2009. As of February 2013, nearly 5,500 lbs. of batteries have been collected and recycled.
For your convenience there are collection boxes at 10 locations across the community where you can drop off your batteries. Consumer batteries for laptops, cell phones, portable tools, cameras, watches, hearing aids or regular AA/AAA, C, D, and 9 volt batteries can be deposited in special boxes at the following locations:
- All City of Palm Coast fire stations
- City Offices – 160 Cypress Point Pkwy, Suite B106
- Frieda Zamba Swimming Pool – 339 Parkview Dr.
- Palm Coast Community Center – 305 Palm Coast Pkwy. NE
- Palm Coast Tennis Center – 1290 Belle Terre Pkwy.
- Palm Coast Utility Department – 2 Utility Dr.
When you bring batteries to recycle, you will find small plastic bags alongside the collection box. In order to prevent short-circuiting during transport, please be sure to place each battery in its own bag. Alternatively, prior to dropping our batteries off, you may either place them in their original packaging or securely tape the terminals. Acceptable tape includes duct, masking, electrical, transparent and packing.
Please remember that the boxes are used to recycle batteries only and not the actual electronic device. Car and boat batteries can not be recycled in this program. To recycle these batteries, check with your nearest automotive/boat battery retailer.
Q: What are the recycled materials from the batteries made into?
A: The materials collected are recycled and used to create other types of materials, including new batteries and scrap metal. Every year, more than 3 billion batteries are used and then thrown away by American households who use both single-use and rechargeable dry cell batteries. That equals 125,000 tons of batteries discarded every year.
Q: Why is it important to recycle batteries?
A: According to the EPA: "Recycling batteries keeps heavy metals out of landfills and the air. Recycling saves resources because recovered plastic and metals can be used to make new batteries."