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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
Crete Crush 12584 White Rock Road Rancho Cordova Recycle Free Drop-off
Kragen-O'Reilly Auto Parts 1500-D Monument Blvd. Concord Recycle Free Drop-off
CarQuest Auto Parts 1295 Parkside Drive Walnut Creek Recycle Drop-off for a Fee
O'Reilly Auto Parts 3855 Geary Blvd. 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
Orinda Motors 63 Orinda Way Orinda Recycle Free Drop-off
Safety Kleen Systems (Sacramento) 6000 88th Street Sacramento Recycle Pick-up for a Fee
Alameda County Household Hazardous Waste Program (Fremont Facility) 41149 Boyce Rd.
(At the Fremont Transfer Station - follow the trucks)
Fremont Recycle Free Drop-off  
Freon Free 1881 Walters Ct Suite A Fairfield Recycle Drop-off for a Fee, Pick-up for a Fee
AutoZone 3533 MacArthur Blvd. Oakland Recycle Free Drop-off With a new car battery purchase, you’ll be turning in your old battery for a core, but if you have an old battery that needs disposal, or several, you’ll receive a gift card for every battery you drop off.
Kragen-O'Reilly Auto Parts 1775 Willow Pass Rd. Concord Recycle Free Drop-off
Central Automotive Service Center 1425 AutoCenter Dr. Walnut Creek Recycle Drop-off for a Fee
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.
Shoreway Environmental Center (SEC) 333 Shoreway Road San Carlos Recycle Free Drop-off Public Recycling Center
Roesbery Car Care 2700 Hillcrest Ave. Antioch Recycle Free Drop-off
AutoZone (1575 South Van Ness) 1575 South Van Ness San Francisco Recycle Free Drop-off
Fry's Metals 1845 W. Winton Ave. Hayward Recycle Free Drop-off, Free Pick-up Will also take alternators.
East Bay Battery 2412 Teagarden St San Leandro Recycle Free Drop-off
Kragen-O'Reilly Auto Parts 9989 San Pablo Ave. El Cerrito Recycle Free Drop-off
Safety Kleen (San Jose) 1147 N 10th Street San Jose Recycle Pick-up for a Fee

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