Battery Recycle Bin Program Overview


How the Program Works


Surplus Service recognizes the need for clear guidance and simple steps when working with participating collection sites. The program provides a variety of support materials and has a team ready to assist you every step along the way. Surplus Service is the one-stop for your household batteries recycling needs. We remain accountable for the entire process, from on-boarding, to collection, all the way through the disposition of the collected batteries and cellphones.

To join the collection program, just contact us, and a Surplus Service team member will guide you through each step. Our program accepts dry-cell consumer batteries weighing up to 11 lbs. each. 

Dry-cell Rechargeable Batteries

Accepted throughout the US.


Small Sealed Lead Acid


Lithium Ion


Nickel Metal Hydride


Nickel Zinc


Nickel Cadmium

Single-Use Batteries

Accepted at no cost in Vermont only. U.S.  Municipalities and other businesses can take advantage of our fee-based options through the GreenVantage Suite.  Consumers and small businesses are invited to visit our website for our box options.

Single Use


Single Use

Lithium Primary


All sizes, makes and models accepted throughout the US.

Flexible and Customized Solutions

Surplus Service offers flexible solutions for collecting and recycling your batteries and cellphones. Upon enrollment, most collection sites need to decide between being a private collection site and becoming a consumer-facing drop-off location based on their individual business needs. However, it is highly recommended that sites wanting to increase consumer traffic – such as retailers and libraries – be consumer-facing. Surplus Service lists those sites on its locator to help promote their battery and cellphone recycling efforts. The next step is to choose between the collection kit (box shipping) and the bulk shipping options.

The Collection Kit

Surplus Service consumer-friendly display box can be used for both collecting and shipping batteries and cellphones for recycling batteries and cellphones in retail stores, businesses, government offices or warehouses.

Our patented box with special U.S. DOT and TC shipping permits can hold up to 66 lbs. of materials. Once the full box is shipped back to be recycled using the prepaid, pre-addressed shipping label, another box can be automatically sent to you – making both collecting and shipping batteries and cellphones a breeze!

Bulk Shipping

Bulk shipping is an option for organizations that collect high volumes of batteries – 500 lbs. or more per shipment. Sites can use their own large containers such as drums, or receive Surplus Service boxes flat on a pallet to ship back collected materials.

The online bill of lading (BOL) wizard walks you through regulatory requirements of the bulk shipping process and once completed, generates shipping documents including the BOL.

Ready to get started?

We are ready to answer any questions you might have, so let’s talk!