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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
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.
Revolt Recycling 657 143rd Ave San Leandro Recycle Drop-off for a Fee, Pick-up for a Fee
Quick Light Recycling 170 South Spruce Ave South San Francisco Recycle Pick-up for a Fee
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
Firestone, SF, 1501 Mission St. 1501 Mission St. San Francisco Recycle Free Drop-off
AutoZone 807 27th Street 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.
Fry's Metals 1845 W. Winton Ave. Hayward Recycle Free Drop-off, Free Pick-up Will also take alternators.
Kragen-O'Reilly Auto Parts 243 23rd St. Richmond Recycle Free Drop-off
East Bay Battery 2412 Teagarden St San Leandro Recycle Free Drop-off
KBI (Kinsbursky Brothers Intl) 125 E Commercial St Anaheim Recycle Pick-up for a Fee Commercial quantity
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.
AutoZone (32100 Alvarado Blvd.) 32100 Alvarado Blvd. Union City 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 505 Contra Costa Blvd. Pleasant Hill Recycle Free Drop-off
El Cerrito Recycling + Environmental Resource Center 7501 Schmidt Ln. El Cerrito Recycle Free Drop-off Batteries area - Car Lead Acid Batteries cubby.
O'Reilly Auto Parts 2150 Taraval St. San Francisco Recycle Free Drop-off O'Reilly offers a $10 gift certificate for auto battery drop-off
AutoZone 3050 9th Street 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.
Alameda County Business Hazardous Waste Program (Oakland Facility) 2100 East 7th Street Oakland Recycle Drop-off for a Fee Lithium & Lion batteries & batteries greater than 9 volts must have terminals insulated
Kevin Hinkley Auto Tech 5269 Crow Canyon Rd. Castro Valley Recycle Free Drop-off
Kragen-O'Reilly Auto Parts 14420 San Pablo Ave. San Pablo Recycle Free Drop-off

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