Guide for Reuse, Repair, Recycling, and Safe Disposal
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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
Certified Tire and Service Center (Pleasanton) 4216 Rosewood Dr. Pleasanton Recycle Free Drop-off Please call first to determine limts per visit.
San Francisco Honda's Marina Service Center 2098 Lombard St. San Francisco Recycle Free Drop-off
AutoZone (10111 International Blvd) 10111 International Blvd Oakland Reuse 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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