Battery disposal requires special care because of the different kinds of toxins they contain. Portland's Metro Recycling website provides extensive information about where you can recycle old household batteries around downtown Portland. You may also call their hotline at 503-234-3000 for more detailed information. See below for additional information on how to properly dispose of your old batteries.
Other Resources for Battery Disposal
Most retailers that sell vehicle batteries will take them back at no cost. Check your phone book and call a local auto or boat retailer to inquire about their battery take-back program.
For batteries that are too large to be recycled as rechargeables, try one of these manufacturer-take-back programs: