Currently, there are two avenues for recycling silver-oxide batteries, the kind used in watches and clocks:

  1. American Watchmaker and Clockmaker Institute Education, Library and Museum Trust (AWI) accepts donations of used batteries and enables retailers and watch manufacturers to write off the value of the silver content (by weight) for tax purposes. For further information, please contact: Gary Richards; toll-free phone 866-367-2924, ext 315; email-

  2. Waste management companies purchase silver-oxide batteries directly from retailer. Such recyclers include the following:

    Batt-tronic Corp.
    Battery Park
    Orangeburg, NY 10962

    Mercury Refining, LLC
    26 Railroad Avenue
    Albany, NY 12205
    fax: 518-459-2334

    J and J Metals
    1115 Whispering Heights Lane
    San Diego, CA 92121-4144

    Reme Recycling SRL
    17 Stockton Rd.
    New Brunswick, NJ 08901
    Orlando & Linda Vega

Asset Recovery Management
707 Erie Ave.
N. Tonawanda, NY 14120
Mitchell Levine

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