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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 (Oakland- 4238 Broadway) 4238 Broadway Oakland Recycle Free Drop-off
Art's Automotive 2871 San Pablo Ave. Berkeley Recycle Free Drop-off
O'Reilly Auto Parts 2300 16th St. San Francisco Recycle Free Drop-off O'Reilly offers a $10 Gift Certificate when lead-acid batteries are dropped off at this location.
Lauritzen Yacht Harbor 115 Lauritzen Ln. Oakley Recycle Free Drop-off
Sims Metal (Redwood City) 699 Seaport Boulevard Redwood City Recycle Free Drop-off Lead Acid
AutoZone (807 27th Street) 807 27th Street Emeryville 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 1500-D Monument Blvd. Concord Recycle Free Drop-off
Alameda County Household Hazardous Waste Program (Oakland Facility) 2100 East 7th Street Oakland Recycle Free Drop-off  
CarQuest Auto Parts 1295 Parkside Drive Walnut Creek Recycle Drop-off 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  
Crete Crush 12584 White Rock Road Rancho Cordova Recycle Free Drop-off
O'Reilly Auto Parts 2500 San Bruno Ave. San Francisco Recycle Free Drop-off O'Reilly offers a $10 Gift Certificate when lead-acid batteries are dropped off at this location.
Moraga Chevron Service Center 1455 Moraga Way Moraga Recycle Free Drop-off
AutoZone (28150 Mission Blvd) 28150 Mission Blvd Hayward 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
Alameda County Household Hazardous Waste Program (Livermore Facility) 5584 La Ribera Street Livermore Recycle Free Drop-off  
Central Automotive Service Center 1425 AutoCenter Dr. Walnut Creek Recycle Drop-off for a Fee
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.
O'Reilly Auto Parts 353 Bayshore Blvd. San Francisco Recycle Free Drop-off O'Reilly offers a $10 Gift Certificate when lead-acid batteries are dropped off at this location.

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