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Batteries - Automotive or Boat

Auto batteries are lead acid batteries containing sulfuric acid, a corrosive electrolyte.

Household Hazardous Waste

This item should never be put in a curbside bin. For more information visit our household hazardous waste page.

Turn in your old battery where you buy a replacement at auto and marine parts & supply stores and repair shops. In addition, they accept old car batteries that are not being replaced for recycling collection.

Find more information on our Battery Fact Sheet.

Vendors

Vendor Address City Destination Disposal Method Notes
Action Metal Recycling 385 Pittsburg Ave. Richmond Recycle Drop-off for a Fee
Big O Tires 12952 San Pablo Ave. Richmond Recycle Drop-off for a Fee
West County HHW Collection Facility 101 Pittsburg Ave. Richmond Recycle Free Drop-off, Drop-off for a Fee
Veolia Environmental Services 1125 Hensley St Richmond Recycle Pick-up for a Fee, Mail-in for a Fee
Safety Kleen Systems (Rohnert Park) 5750 Commerce Blvd Rohnert Park Recycle Pick-up for a Fee
Safety Kleen Systems (Sacramento) 6000 88th Street Sacramento Recycle Pick-up for a Fee
Modern Waste Solutions 4391 Pell Dr
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Sacramento Recycle Free Drop-off
Shoreway Environmental Center (SEC) 333 Shoreway Road San Carlos Recycle Free Drop-off Public Recycling Center
Batteries USA 1 Industrial St. San Francisco Recycle Free Drop-off
Firestone, SF, 1501 Mission St. 1501 Mission St. San Francisco Recycle Free Drop-off
O'Reilly Auto Parts 2150 Taraval St. San Francisco Recycle Free Drop-off O'Reilly offers a $10 gift certificate for auto battery drop-off
O'Reilly Auto Parts 2300 16th St. San Francisco Recycle Free Drop-off O'Reilly offers a $10 Gift Certificate when lead-acid batteries are dropped off at this location.
O'Reilly Auto Parts 2500 San Bruno Ave. San Francisco Recycle Free Drop-off O'Reilly offers a $10 Gift Certificate when lead-acid batteries are dropped off at this location.
O'Reilly Auto Parts 353 Bayshore Blvd. San Francisco Recycle Free Drop-off O'Reilly offers a $10 Gift Certificate when lead-acid batteries are dropped off at this location.
O'Reilly Auto Parts 3855 Geary Blvd. San Francisco Recycle Free Drop-off O'Reilly offers a $10 Gift Certificate when lead-acid batteries are dropped off at this location.
AutoZone (1575 South Van Ness) 1575 South Van Ness San Francisco Recycle Free Drop-off
O'Reilly Auto Parts 4540 Mission St. San Francisco Recycle Free Drop-off O'Reilly offers a $10 Gift Certificate when lead-acid batteries are dropped off at this location.
Quality Tune Up 1175 Fell St. San Francisco Recycle Free Drop-off
Recology SF Household Hazardous Waste Home Collection San Francisco Recycle Free Pick-up San Francisco Residents only.
Recology SF Household Hazardous Waste Facility 501 Tunnel Ave. San Francisco Recycle Free Drop-off Limit of 15 gallons or 125 pounds per day of all household hazardous waste. San Francisco residents only. Address verification required. Open Thursday-Saturday only from 8am-4pm.

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