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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.


Vendor Address City Destination Disposal Method Notes
Big O Tires 3572 Clayton Rd. Concord Recycle Paid Drop-off
Big O Tires 12952 San Pablo Ave. Richmond Recycle Paid Drop-off
Big O Tires 2155 North Broadway Walnut Creek Recycle Paid Drop-off
Big O Tires 3688 - A Washington St. Pleasanton Recycle Free Drop-off
Bethel Harbor 3405 Harbor Rd. Bethel Island Recycle Free Drop-off
Berkeley Recycling Center 669 Gilman St.
(corner of 2nd & Gilman)
Berkeley Recycle Free Drop-off We now accept automotive batteries at the drop-off no fees. Automotive and marine batteries may also be recycled at most automotive shops and dealers throughout Berkeley.
Battery Solutions 618 E Auto Center Dr
STE 111
Mesa Recycle Paid Mail-in Commercial quantity. Call first.
Batteries USA 1 Industrial St. San Francisco Recycle Free Drop-off
AutoZone (807 27th Street) 807 27th Street Emeryville Recycle Free Drop-off
AutoZone (7200 Bancroft Avenue) 7200 Bancroft Avenue Oakland Recycle Free Drop-off
AutoZone (41094 Fremont Blvd.) 41094 Fremont Blvd. Fremont Recycle Free Drop-off
AutoZone (3901A Santa Rita Road) 3901A Santa Rita Road Dublin Recycle Free Drop-off
AutoZone (35060 Newark Blvd) 35060 Newark Blvd Newark Recycle Free Drop-off
AutoZone (32100 Alvarado Blvd.) 32100 Alvarado Blvd. Union City Recycle Free Drop-off
AutoZone (28150 Mission Blvd) 28150 Mission Blvd Hayward Recycle Free Drop-off
AutoZone (17750 Hesperian Blvd.) 17750 Hesperian Blvd. San Lorenzo Recycle Free Drop-off
AutoZone (1575 South Van Ness) 1575 South Van Ness San Francisco Recycle Free Drop-off
AutoZone (1511 First Street) 1511 First Street Livermore Recycle Free Drop-off
AutoZone (14850 East 14th Street) 14850 East 14th Street San Leandro Recycle Free Drop-off
AutoZone (10111 International Blvd) 10111 International Blvd Oakland Recycle Free Drop-off

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