UCRRA does not accept alkaline batteries. According to NYS Dept. of Environmental Conservation (NYSDEC) household alkaline batteries are not considered hazardous and can be disposed of safely in the trash. DO NOT put batteries in the recycling bin.


Residents or businesses that want to recycle alkaline batteries may look into these mail-back options: Big Green Box,  E-Lot Recycling (518) 266-9385, American Lamp Recycling at 1-800-315-6262, Best Buy at (845) 336-4090 or visit

Contact: NYSDEC Recycling Program at (845) 256-3141