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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
Contra Costa Battery Service 2170 Commerce Ave., Ste N Concord Recycle Drop-off for a Fee
Firestone Tire, Pleasant Hill 715 Contra Costa Blvd. Concord Recycle Drop-off for a Fee
Four Corners 76 2025 Monument Blvd. Concord Recycle Drop-off for a Fee
AutoZone 5267 Clayton Rd. Concord Recycle Free Drop-off
Big O Tires 3572 Clayton Rd. Concord Recycle Drop-off for a Fee
Kragen-O'Reilly Auto Parts 4375-B Clayton Rd. Concord Recycle Free Drop-off
Kragen-O'Reilly Auto Parts 1500-D Monument Blvd. Concord Recycle Free Drop-off
Kragen-O'Reilly Auto Parts 1775 Willow Pass Rd. Concord Recycle Free Drop-off
AutoZone (3901A Santa Rita Road) 3901A Santa Rita Road Dublin 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.
Certified Tire and Service Center (Dublin) 6028 Dougherty Rd. Dublin Recycle Free Drop-off Please call first to determine limts per visit.
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.
Kragen-O'Reilly Auto Parts 10680 San Pablo Ave. El Cerrito 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.
Kragen-O'Reilly Auto Parts 9989 San Pablo Ave. El Cerrito Recycle Free Drop-off
West Contra Costa Battery Recycling Program (WCCIWMA) El Sobrante Recycle Free Drop-off
AutoZone (807 27th Street) 807 27th Street Emeryville 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.
Freon Free 1881 Walters Ct Suite A Fairfield Recycle Drop-off for a Fee, Pick-up for a Fee
AutoZone (41094 Fremont Blvd.) 41094 Fremont Blvd. Fremont 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 (Fremont Facility) 41149 Boyce Rd.
(At the Fremont Transfer Station - follow the trucks)
Fremont 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

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