Hearing Aids (Rechargeable)

Alternative ways to recycle
Donate or Sell if Usable Electronics Recycling Drop-Off

If the hearing aid is still usable, consider donating to one of the organizations listed below.

If it is no longer usable, do not dispose of it in the garbage. Check with the manufacturer if they will accept the product for electronics recycling. If only the battery is non-functioning, recycle it as you would other rechargeable batteries.


Never Throw in the Garbage

Rechargeable hearing aids contain metals and corrosive chemicals that contaminate the environment if not properly processed. Do not throw hearing aids in the garbage.


Rechargeable Devices Cause Fires

Rechargeable devices contain sensitive batteries that can start fires when put in the garbage or curbside recycling bin. Always dispose of rechargeable batteries and devices properly to keep sanitation workers safe.

Alternative Ways to Recycle

Donate to Hearing Aid Project

The National Hearing Aid Project collects used hearing aids of any age and brand and distributes them to those in need. The program is run by Hearing Charities of America (HCOA). Find out more.

Donate to Audicus

If you send your old hearing aids to Audicus, they will send them to Hearing Charities of America to make sure they are given to people in need. As a thank you, you’ll receive a discount on your next purchase from Audicus.com. Learn more.

Did You Know?

Rechargeable Devices Start Garbage and Recycling Fires

All rechargeable devices contain rechargeable batteries. These batteries are sensitive to contact and pressure, so if they get tossed in the garbage or regular recycling, they can easily start fires in garbage trucks or at recycling facilities. Keep sanitation workers safe by making sure your electronic devices are disposed of properly.