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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
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.
O'Reilly Auto Parts (4240 International Blvd) 4240 International Blvd Oakland Recycle Free Drop-off
Oil Changers 3144 Shane Dr. Richmond Recycle Free Drop-off
Orinda Motors 63 Orinda Way Orinda Recycle Free Drop-off
Pep Boys 14845 E. 14th St. San Leandro Recycle Free Drop-off Please call first to determine limts per visit.
Pep Boys 30085 Industrial Pkwy. SW Union City Recycle Free Drop-off Please call first to determine limts per visit.
Photo Waste Recycling Co. 2980 Kerner Boulevard
Northern CA Headquarters
San Rafael Recycle Pick-up for a Fee
Pleasanton Transfer Station 3110 Busch Rd. Pleasanton Recycle Drop-off for a Fee Lead Acid. Free for residents.
Quality Tune Up 1175 Fell St. San Francisco Recycle Free Drop-off
Quick Light Recycling 170 South Spruce Ave South San Francisco Recycle Pick-up for a Fee
Recology SF Business Haz. Waste Drop-Off (VSQG Program) 501 Tunnel Ave. San Francisco Recycle Drop-off for a Fee Quantity limits and disposal fees apply. You must qualify and make an appointment in advance. San Francisco businesses 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.
Recology SF Household Hazardous Waste Home Collection San Francisco Recycle Free Pick-up San Francisco Residents only.
Recycle1234: E-Waste & Solar Panel Recycling Center 33548 Central Ave Union City Recycle Free Drop-off
RecycLights 20283 Santa Maria Ave Castro Valley Recycle Free Pick-up Call for details.
Retriev Technologies 265 Quary Rd SE Lancaster Recycle Mail-in for a Fee Commercial quantity
Revolt Recycling 657 143rd Ave San Leandro Recycle Drop-off for a Fee, Pick-up for a Fee
Roesbery Car Care 2700 Hillcrest Ave. Antioch Recycle Free Drop-off
RyNck Tire & Auto Center (Pleasanton) 3420 Stanley Blvd. Pleasanton Recycle Free Drop-off
Safety Kleen (San Jose) 1147 N 10th Street San Jose Recycle Pick-up for a Fee

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