Proper Alkaline Battery Disposal

RAYOVAC® Alkaline batteries can be disposed of with normal household waste in most US states. Our batteries are composed primarily of common metals including steel, manganese compounds, and zinc.

For states where battery recycling is further regulated, RAYOVAC® participates in the Call2Recycle® program- the leading end-of-life battery recycling initiative in North America. RAYOVAC® helps support Call2Recycle’s nearly 30,000 collection sites across the U.S. and Canada. To find a location near you, please visit Call2Recycle's locator:

Our Commitment to Sustainable Production

We produce nearly one billion alkaline batteries in Fennimore, Wisconsin each year. Over time, we have voluntarily adopted initiatives to reduce our environmental impact. Here are a few examples:

  • Recycle over 90% of all production scrap
  • Reduce water consumption over 50% since 2009
  • Reduce electricity consumption in the manufacturing process by nearly 15% since 2009
  • Reduce CO2 emission over 20% since 2009

We continue to look for innovative ways to produce reliable batteries while minimizing our environmental impact.