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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
Big O Tires 2155 North Broadway Walnut Creek Recycle Drop-off for a Fee
CarQuest Auto Parts 1295 Parkside Drive Walnut Creek Recycle Drop-off for a Fee
Central Automotive Service Center 1425 AutoCenter Dr. Walnut Creek Recycle Drop-off for a Fee

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