Waste from alkaline and carbon batteries is processed in this research mechanically and electrochemically. In Colombia, battery waste is not processed yet, and those that are collected are put in a landfill facility. Waste is mostly composed of zinc, manganese and iron oxides. This research presents results for the recovering of these materials, and characterize the byproducts obtained by scanning electron microscopy (SEM), X-Ray Fluorescence, and x-ray diffraction (XRD). It was found that Zn and Mn are suitable to be recovered with good quality by electrochemistry. Several products are presented.