Rechargeable Batteries

A vehicle battery is a wet cell battery which contains about 21 pounds of lead (a highly toxic metal), three pounds of plastic and one gallon of sulfuric acid (a corrosive electrolyte solution). The lead and sulfuric acid from these batteries can seep into the soil and contaminate ground water, potentially affecting the quality of our drinking water supply. Also, disposing of batteries near rivers, streams or lakes can threaten aquatic life.


To prepare for recycling, remove the battery from the vehicle and place it in a cardboard or plastic box for easy handling and to keep the acid away from your clothing and skin. Do not store batteries outside in the rain.

Proper Disposal

Where does it go next?

A used battery that still has useful life may be reconditioned for resale. Worn-out batteries are routed to lead reclaiming plants where the lead is extracted and used in the manufacture of new batteries. The plastic and sulfuric acid can also be recycled. Recycling spent batteries protects our community and the environment, and saves the energy and cost of raw materials.

Fixed Collection Facilities

  • Blaine County Recycle Center (110 Ohio Gulch Road–Bldg 1)
  • Carey Transfer Satiation (1675 South 1800 East, Carey) 
  • Blaine County Annex Building (219 1st Ave S, Hailey)
  • Old County Courthouse (206 1st Ave S, Hailey)
  • Blaine County Judicial Building (201 S 2nd Ave)

Add Your Business:

If your business reuses, recycles or safely disposes of an item that is on the A to Z list, or an item you feel should be on the A to Z list, complete the attached Vendor Application Form and e-mail it to:

Add a New Material:

If there is an item that you would like to see added to the A to Z list, e-mail the name of the item to: We will do the research to see what local disposal options are available.