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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
San Francisco Honda's 9th Avenue Service Center 1259 9th Ave. San Francisco Recycle Free Drop-off
AutoZone 2160 University Ave East Palo Alto 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 (San Jose) Office: 1800 Monterey Highway Redwood City Recycle Free Drop-off Lead Acid
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.
Alameda County Household Hazardous Waste Program (Livermore Facility) 5584 La Ribera Street Livermore Recycle Free Drop-off  
Firestone Tire, Pleasant Hill 715 Contra Costa Blvd. Concord Recycle Drop-off for a Fee
Alameda County Business Hazardous Waste Program (Livermore Facility) 5584 La Ribera Street Livermore Recycle Drop-off for a Fee Lithium & Lion batteries & batteries greater than 9 volts must have terminals insulated (taped)
Sears Auto Service Department (660 W. Winton Ave) 660 W. Winton Ave. Hayward Recycle Drop-off for a Fee Small recycling fee applicable.
Certified Tire and Service Center (Hayward) 24087 Mission Blvd. Hayward 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
Costco 1000 N Rengstorff Ave Mountain View Recycle Free Drop-off
Tire Choice 431 San Pablo Avenue Albany Recycle Free Drop-off Please call first to determine limts per visit.
North State Environmental (South San Francisco) 220 South Spruce Avenue
Suite 200
South San Francisco Recycle Pick-up for a Fee
Four Corners 76 2025 Monument Blvd. Concord Recycle Drop-off for a Fee
Alameda County Business Hazardous Waste Program (Fremont Facility) 41149 Boyce Rd. Fremont Recycle Drop-off for a Fee Lithium & Lion batteries & batteries greater than 9 volts must have terminals insulated
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
Sunset 76 1700 Noriega St. San Francisco Recycle Free Drop-off
Firestone Complete Auto Care Store 922 W El Camino Real Sunnyvale Recycle Free Drop-off
Certified Tire & Service Center (3420 Stanley Blvd) 3420 Stanley Blvd Pleasanton Recycle Free Drop-off Please call first to determine limts per visit.

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