Household Batteries
Single-use batteries are now made of common metals deemed non-hazardous by the federal government and can be disposed of in your regular trash. There are no special steps to take to throw them away, simply place them in the trash can with other household waste for disposal.
Lithium and rechargeable batteries of any kind should NOT be placed in your trash can (or dumpster) as they contain heavy metals that can be harmful to the environment. They also can become fire hazards at waste processing facilities. Lithium and rechargeable batteries can be recycled at the locations listed below or taken to the Electronics Recovery Center at the Waste Commission of Scott County.  

Automotive and other large batteries

The following types of batteries can be disposed at the locations below: 
•    Automobile
•    Motorcycle
•    Marine
•    Ni-MH (Nickel Metal Hydride)
•    LION (Lithium) & Polymer
•    Rechargeable

Batteries Plus Bulbs Stores
901 E. Kimberly Rd., Davenport, IA (563) 388-0808
300 Avenue of the Cities, East Moline, IL (309) 764-9555
8:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m. (M-F)
9:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. (SAT)
10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. (SUN)
Fees may apply.
Interstate Battery of the Quad Cities
Rock Valley Shopping Center
4704 44th Street, Rock Island, IL  (309) 553-3287
8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. (M-F)
8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. (SAT)
Closed Sunday
For information on proper disposal practices of other types of batteries contact the Battery Recycling Information hotline: (800) 822-8837.