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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
Sims Metal (Richmond) 600 S 4th Street Richmond Recycle Free Drop-off Lead Acid
Action Metal Recycling 385 Pittsburg 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
Kragen-O'Reilly Auto Parts 12925 San Pablo Ave. Richmond Recycle Free Drop-off
West County HHW Collection Facility 101 Pittsburg Ave. Richmond Recycle Free Drop-off, Drop-off for a Fee
Kragen-O'Reilly Auto Parts 243 23rd St. Richmond Recycle Free Drop-off
Oil Changers 3144 Shane Dr. Richmond Recycle Free Drop-off
Big O Tires 12952 San Pablo Ave. Richmond Recycle Drop-off for a Fee
Costco 2300 Middlefield Rd Redwood City Recycle Free Drop-off Costco recycles auto batteries in their Tire & Auto Shop.
Sims Metal (Redwood City) 699 Seaport Boulevard Redwood City Recycle Free Drop-off Lead Acid
Sims Metal (San Jose) Office: 1800 Monterey Highway Redwood City Recycle Free Drop-off Lead Acid
Crete Crush 12584 White Rock Road Rancho Cordova Recycle Free Drop-off
Big O Tires 3688 - A Washington St. Pleasanton Recycle Free Drop-off
Pleasanton Transfer Station 3110 Busch Rd. Pleasanton Recycle Drop-off for a Fee Lead Acid. Free for residents.
RyNck Tire & Auto Center (Pleasanton) 3420 Stanley Blvd. Pleasanton Recycle Free Drop-off
Certified Tire and Service Center (Pleasanton) 4216 Rosewood Dr. Pleasanton Recycle Free Drop-off Please call first to determine limts per visit.
Certified Tire & Service Center (3420 Stanley Blvd) 3420 Stanley Blvd Pleasanton Recycle Free Drop-off Please call first to determine limts per visit.
Kragen-O'Reilly Auto Parts 505 Contra Costa Blvd. Pleasant Hill Recycle Free Drop-off
Kragen-O'Reilly Auto Parts 399 E. Leland Rd. Pittsburg Recycle Free Drop-off

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