Some retail stores in Clark County now accepting battery disposal


This holiday season, Clark County Public Health encourages residents to safely dispose of batteries, and doing so just got easier. Several retail stores across Clark County are now accepting batteries for safe disposal at no charge.

Batteries that end up thrown away in the garbage or disposed of inside of recycling bins can explode, posing significant fire risks during transportation and at transfer stations, a release stated. These fires can harm sanitation workers and damage costly equipment at Clark County transfer stations.

The new battery disposal sites accept a variety of batteries from Clark County households, including cell phones and rechargeable batteries, which often pose the biggest safety risk when not disposed of properly, the release stated.

Battery disposal is limited to 10 batteries per person each day. Larger quantities of batteries should be taken to a county household hazardous waste facility for proper disposal.

To ensure safe disposal, all battery ends should be taped, or batteries should be placed in sealed individual bags. 

The free battery disposal program is provided by Clark County Public Health and Waste Connections of Washington. For more information about the types of batteries accepted, visit the Public Health website, ous-waste, or download the RecycleRight app.

Free battery disposal is available at the following retail locations:

Ableman TV Repair & Electronics Service, 13714 NE 28th St. #23, Vancouver

Amboy Hardware & General Store, 40600 NE 221st Ave., Amboy

Battle Ground Ace Hardware, 1605 W. Main St., Battle Ground

Evergreen Habitat for Humanity Store, 10811 SE Second St., Vancouver

Main Street Ace Hardware, 2515 Main St., Vancouver

Parkrose Hardware (Hazel Dell), 8002 NE Sixth Ave., Vancouver

Parkrose Hardware (East Vancouver), 16509 SE First St., Vancouver

Salmon Creek Ace Hardware, 13009 NE Hwy 99 #109, Vancouver