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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
AutoZone (7200 Bancroft Avenue) 7200 Bancroft Avenue 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.
Sims Metal (Hayward) 30104 Industrial Pkwy SW Hayward Recycle Free Drop-off Lead Acid
Firestone Complete Auto Care Store (Fremont) 40861 Fremont Blvd. Fremont Recycle Free Drop-off Select marine batteries only
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.
Orinda Motors 63 Orinda Way Orinda Recycle Free Drop-off
Roesbery Car Care 2700 Hillcrest Ave. Antioch 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
West County HHW Collection Facility 101 Pittsburg Ave. Richmond Recycle Free Drop-off, Drop-off for a Fee
AutoZone (1511 First Street) 1511 First Street Livermore 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.
Standard Iron & Metal 4525 San Leandro St. Oakland Recycle Free Drop-off Lead Acid Batteries accepted. This item may have redemption value.
Firestone Complete Auto Care Store (Hayward-Mission) 24019 Mission Blvd. Hayward Recycle Free Drop-off Select marine batteries only
Safety Kleen (San Jose) 1147 N 10th Street San Jose Recycle Pick-up 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.
Quality Tune Up 1175 Fell St. San Francisco Recycle Free Drop-off
Tred Shed Tire Pros 50 Bliss Ave. Pittsburg Recycle Free 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
Veolia Environmental Services 1125 Hensley St Richmond Recycle Pick-up for a Fee, Mail-in for a Fee
AutoZone (14850 East 14th Street) 14850 East 14th Street San Leandro 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.

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