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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
Retriev Technologies 265 Quary Rd SE Lancaster Recycle Mail-in for a Fee Commercial quantity
Aqua Metals 2500 Peru Drive McCarran Recycle Mail-in for a Fee Commercial quantity. Lead-acid battery recycling.
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
Firestone Tire, Pleasant Hill 715 Contra Costa Blvd. Concord Recycle Drop-off for a Fee
Sunset 76 1700 Noriega St. San Francisco Recycle Free Drop-off
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)
Firestone Complete Auto Care Store 922 W El Camino Real Sunnyvale Recycle Free Drop-off
Modern Waste Solutions 4391 Pell Dr
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Sacramento Recycle Free Drop-off
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
Four Corners 76 2025 Monument Blvd. Concord Recycle Drop-off for a Fee
Alameda County Household Hazardous Waste Program (Hayward Facility) 2091 West Winton Avenue Hayward Recycle Free Drop-off  
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
SMaRT Station 301 Carl Rd Sunnyvale Recycle Free Drop-off The SMaRT Station serves Mountain View and Sunnyvale residents only.
Cirba Solutions (Mark Steadman) Recycle Mail-in for a Fee Commercial quantity.
Veolia Environmental Services 1125 Hensley St Richmond Recycle Pick-up for a Fee, Mail-in for a Fee

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