Guide for Reuse, Repair, Recycling, and Safe Disposal
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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
Firestone Complete Auto Care Store (Hayward-La Playa) 715 La Playa Dr. Hayward Recycle Free Drop-off Select marine batteries only
Firestone Complete Auto Care Store (Fremont) 40861 Fremont Blvd. Fremont Recycle Free Drop-off Select marine batteries only
Firestone Complete Auto Care Store 922 W El Camino Real Sunnyvale Recycle Free Drop-off
El Cerrito Recycling + Environmental Resource Center 7501 Schmidt Ln. El Cerrito Recycle Free Drop-off Batteries area - Car Lead Acid Batteries cubby.
East Bay Battery 2412 Teagarden St San Leandro Recycle Free Drop-off
Delta Scrap & Salvage 1371 Main St. Oakley Recycle Buyback Drop-off
Delta HHW Collection Facility 2550 Pittsburg-Antioch Hwy Antioch Recycle Free Drop-off, Drop-off for a Fee
Crete Crush 12584 White Rock Road Rancho Cordova Recycle Free Drop-off
Costco 2300 Middlefield Rd Redwood City Recycle Free Drop-off Costco recycles auto batteries in their Tire & Auto Shop.
Costco 1000 N Rengstorff Ave Mountain View Recycle Free Drop-off
Contra Costa Battery Service 2170 Commerce Ave., Ste N Concord Recycle Drop-off for a Fee
City of Palo Alto Household Hazardous Waste Station Program 2501 Embarcadero Way Palo Alto Recycle Free Drop-off Only 15 gallons or 125 pounds of hazardous waste per visit. Must be a Palo Alto resident, proof of residency is required.
Cirba Solutions (Mark Steadman) Recycle Mail-in for a Fee Commercial quantity.
Certified Tire and Service Center (Pleasanton) 4216 Rosewood Dr. Pleasanton Recycle Free Drop-off Please call first to determine limts per visit.
Certified Tire and Service Center (Livermore) 1485 First St. Livermore Recycle Free Drop-off Please call first to determine limts per visit.
Certified Tire and Service Center (Hayward) 24087 Mission Blvd. Hayward Recycle Free Drop-off Please call first to determine limts per visit.
Certified Tire and Service Center (Dublin) 6028 Dougherty Rd. Dublin Recycle Free Drop-off Please call first to determine limts per visit.
Certified Tire and Service Center (Castro Valley) 3430 Castro Valley Blvd. Castro Valley 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.
Central Contra Costa Household Battery Recycling Program Recycle Free Drop-off

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