Recycle Single-Use Alkaline Batteries
(AA, AAA, C, D & 9-volt)
Convenience is a big part of scaling up recycling efforts. So Mr. K's has started a pilot project to provide another collection site for single-use alkaline batteries that is:
Look for the colorful labeled buckets at the kiosk when you bring in your recyclables.
What's the cost to recycle a battery?
The Alkaline Battery Recycling Pilot Project
Alkaline batteries are recyclable. They are primarily made of steel, zinc and manganese dioxide. Their steel casings can be purified and reused, while the zinc and manganese dioxide can be recycled into new products like sun screen and road asphalt aggregate. See other benefits here.
In order to encourage as many folks as possible to recycle their batteries, single-use alkaline batteries can be disposed of at Mr. K's for free.
As part of the pilot project, Mr. K's is covering the costs of recycling batteries, including shipping and processing, and is inviting anyone interested to be a part of keeping it sustainable.
How You Can Help Sustain the Project
Mahalo for being a part of caring for our 'Aina!