Recycling & Safe Disposal of Batteries in Macon County, IL

Rechargeable Batteries

rechargeable batteries
Rechargeable batteries are available in most common sizes.

Rechargeable batteries, including the commonly sized rechargeable batteries such as AA as well as those used in electronic devices, cordless power tools and toys, are collected for recycling at:

Best Buy
1450 Koester Dr., Forsyth, Illinois – 217-875-3241

Daniels Ace Hardware
2809 N Main St., Decatur, Illinois – 217-875-0711

Lowe’s Home Improvement
990 Hickory Point Plaza, Forsyth, Illinois  – 217-876-9750

Rexx Battery
1330 E. Eldorado St., Decatur, Illinois – 217-422-0281

900 Commerce Pl., Forsyth, Illinois – 217-875-9951

Businesses and organizations may opt to internally collect rechargeable batteries using the no-cost recycling program offered by Call2Recyle.

Single-use Batteries

Single use, household batteries, such as alkaline and lithium batteries, are not considered a hazardous waste and may be placed in the household trash.

Macon County Community Environmental Council is offering the opportunity to provide designated drop-off sites for battery recycling. It does not cost anything by recycling these batteries. This drop off site will accept single-use batteries, including button-cell batteries.

Two recycling locations are available in Macon County. One is located in the lobby of the Decatur Public Library and the other location is at the Mt. Zion District Library. Bring your batteries to these locations and place them in the container. It’s that easy!!! If you have further questions, contact Judy Parrish at or Marge Evans at

Decatur Public Library – In the Lobby
130 N Franklin St.
Decatur IL, 62523

Mt. Zion District Library
115 W Main St.
Mt. Zion IL, 62549

Mail-in recycling for these types of batteries is also available through fee-based programs such as the EasyPak program by Air Cycle Corporation.

Automotive Batteries

Read more about recycling automotive batteries on our Automotive Recycling page.