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12.II.C

Rechargeable Batteries and Cellphone Recycling

 
     
 

In November 2009, as a part of expanding recycling efforts, collection boxes were added at select Greenmarket locations for rechargeable batteries and cellphones.

Rechargeable batteries are commonly found in cellular and wireless phones, laptop computers, cordless power tools and radios, camcoders, digital cameras and a variety of other portable electronic devices. When the battery's useful life is over, it can and should be recycled. As a matter of fact, with the implementation of Local Law 97 of 2005, it has been illegal for NYC residents to discard rechargeable batteries in the trash as of December 2006.

The following battery chemistries can be recycled:

  • Nickel Cadmium (Ni-Cd)
  • Nickel Metal Hydride (Ni-MH)
  • Lithium Ion (Li-ion)
  • Nickel Zinc (Ni-Zn)
  • Small Sealed Lead* (Pb)
  • All Cellphones
  • No alkaline, lithium, non-rechargeable or wet-cell batteries
 
     
 

Recycle Locations

 
  Manhattan  
  Greenmarket
Location
Schedule  
 
Bowling Green
Broadway & Battery Place
Tues & Thurs, 8am-5pm
(year round)
 
 
City Hall Park
Broadway & Chambers
Tues & Fri, 8am-4pm
(May-Dec)
 
 
Styvesant Town
Near 14th St Loop
Bet 1st Ave & Ave A
Sun, 9:30am-4pm
(Apr-Dec)
 
 
Abingdon Square
W. 12 St. & 8th Ave
Sat, 8am-2pm
(year round)
 
 
Union Square
Union Square
Mon, Wed, Fri & Sat, 8am-6pm
(year round)
 
 
Dag Hammarskjold Plaza
E. 47th St & 2nd Ave
Wed, 8am-6pm
(year round)
 
 
W. 79th St.
Columbus Ave
Bet 78th & 81st
Sun, 8am-5pm
(year round)
 
 
E. 82nd St.
E. 82nd St.
Bet 1st & York Aves
Sun, 9am-2:30pm
(year round)
 
 
W. 97th St.
W. 97th & Columbus
Fri, 8am-2pm
(year round)
 
 
Columbia
Broadway
Bet 114th & 116th Sts
Thurs & Sun, 8am-5pm
(year round)
 
 
W. 175th St.
W. 175 St & Broadway
Thurs, 8am-4pm
(Jun-Nov)
 
 
Inwood
Isham St
Bet Seaman & Cooper
Sat, 8am-3pm
(year round)
 
  Brooklyn  
  Greenmarket
Location
Schedule  
 
Greenpoint/McCarren Park Greenmarket
Union Ave
Bet Driggs & N12th St.
Sat, 8am-3pm
(year round)
 
 
Fort Greene Park Greenmarket
Washington Park @ DeKalb
Sat, 8am-4pm
(year round)
 
 
Brooklyn Borough Hall
Court & Montague
Tues, Thurs, & Sat, 8am-6pm
(year round)
 
 
Carroll Gardens
Carroll Bet Smith & Court
Sun, 8am-2pm
(year round)
 
 
Grand Army Plaza
NW Entrance to Prospect Park
Sat, 8am-4pm
(year round)
 
 
Bartel-Pritchard Square
Prospect Park @ 15th St.
Entrance of Prospect Park
Wed, 8am-3pm
(May-Dec)
 
 
Windsor Terrace - PS154
11th Ave
Bet Sherman & Windsor Place
Sun, 9am-3pm
(May-Dec)
 
 
Cortelyou Road
Cortelyou Road
Bet Argyle & Rugby
Sun, 8am-4pm
(year round)
 
  Queens  
  Greenmarket
Location
Schedule  
 
Astoria
14th St.
Bet 31st Ave & 31st Rd
Wed, 8am-3pm
(Jul-Nov)
 
 
Douglaston
41st Ave & 235th St.
Sun, 8am-3pm
(until Dec. 22nd)
 
 
Elmhurst
41st Ave
Bet 80th and 81st Sts
Tues, 8am-4pm
(Jun-Nov)
 
 
Jackson Heights
34th Ave @ 77th St.
Sat, 8am-3pm
(year round)
 
 
Sunnyside
Skillman Ave
Bet 42nd & 43rd Sts
Sat, 8am-3pm
(Jun-Dec)
 
  Bronx  
  Greenmarket
Location
Schedule  
 
Poe Park
Grand Concourse & 192 St.
Tues, 8am-3pm
(Jul-Nov)
 
     
 

Source:
Grow NYC - Batteries