Battery Recycling Options

Recycle Household Batteries

Don’t throw household batteries away - they can be recycled! A new service is being offered to Mason City residents to recycle old and used household batteries. Residents are asked to bring used household batteries to a drop box located at the Mason City Fire Department in Mason City. The drop box is located at the southeast corner near the entrance of the Fire Department building.


Household batteries being accepted for recycling include:

  • Non lithium AA, AAA, C, D, and 9V batteries
  • Watch batteries
  • Camera batteries
  • Hearing aid batteries


There are types of batteries not being accepted at the Fire Department which residents will need to take to the Landfill of North Iowa. The types of batteries not accepted include:

  • Car/vehicle batteries
  • Power tool rechargeable batteries
  • Any liquid filled batteries
  • Any lithium batteries

Residents are asked to contact the Household Hazardous Waste Division at the Landfill of North Iowa at (877-LANDFIL) or (641) 357-5452 to make an appointment to drop off batteries that are not accepted for recycling at the Fire Department.

The Mason City Fire Department is located at 350 5th Street SW. The Landfill of North Iowa is located at 15942 Killdeer Avenue and is open Monday-Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. and Saturday 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

For more information or questions, contact the City’s Fire Department at (641) 421-3640 or the Landfill of North Iowa at (877) LANDFIL or (641) 357-5452.




Battery Recycling Drop Box at Mason City Fire Department  

Location of drop box at Mason City Fire Department