Guide for Reuse, Repair, Recycling, and Safe Disposal
for Alameda County, Contra Costa County, and the City of Palo Alto

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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
Modern Waste Solutions 4391 Pell Dr
Sacramento Recycle Free Drop-off
Kragen-O'Reilly Auto Parts 1442 Fitzgerald Dr. Pinole Recycle Free Drop-off
Delta HHW Collection Facility 2550 Pittsburg-Antioch Hwy Antioch Recycle Free Drop-off, Drop-off for a Fee
Kevin Hinkley Auto Tech 5269 Crow Canyon Rd. Castro Valley Recycle Free Drop-off
Newby Island Landfill & Resource Recovery Park 1601 Dixon Landing Rd. Milpitas Recycle Drop-off for a Fee
Big O Tires 3688 - A Washington St. Pleasanton Recycle Free Drop-off
Revolt Recycling 657 143rd Ave San Leandro Recycle Drop-off for a Fee, Pick-up for a Fee
Recology SF Household Hazardous Waste Home Collection San Francisco Recycle Free Pick-up San Francisco Residents only.
Quick Light Recycling 170 South Spruce Ave South San Francisco Recycle Pick-up for a Fee
Tri County Auto Recyclers 5740 Main St. Oakley Recycle Free Drop-off
Cirba Solutions (Mark Steadman) Recycle Mail-in for a Fee Commercial quantity.
Kragen-O'Reilly Auto Parts 399 E. Leland Rd. Pittsburg Recycle Free Drop-off
Delta Scrap & Salvage 1371 Main St. Oakley Recycle Buyback Drop-off
Pep Boys 14845 E. 14th St. San Leandro Recycle Free Drop-off Please call first to determine limts per visit.
Tire Choice 861 Marina Village Pkwy. Alameda Recycle Free Drop-off
KBI (Kinsbursky Brothers Intl) 125 E Commercial St Anaheim Recycle Pick-up for a Fee Commercial quantity
Recology SF Household Hazardous Waste Facility 501 Tunnel Ave. San Francisco Recycle Free Drop-off Limit of 15 gallons or 125 pounds per day of all household hazardous waste. San Francisco residents only. Address verification required. Open Thursday-Saturday only from 8am-4pm.
AutoZone (17750 Hesperian Blvd.) 17750 Hesperian Blvd. San Lorenzo 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.
West Contra Costa Battery Recycling Program (WCCIWMA) El Sobrante Recycle Free Drop-off
Kragen-O'Reilly Auto Parts 505 Contra Costa Blvd. Pleasant Hill Recycle Free Drop-off

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