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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
Safety Kleen Systems (Sacramento) 6000 88th Street Sacramento Recycle Pick-up for a Fee
Safety Kleen Systems (Rohnert Park) 5750 Commerce Blvd Rohnert Park Recycle Pick-up for a Fee
Safety Kleen (San Jose) 1147 N 10th Street San Jose Recycle Pick-up for a Fee
RyNck Tire & Auto Center (Pleasanton) 3420 Stanley Blvd. Pleasanton Recycle Free Drop-off
Roesbery Car Care 2700 Hillcrest Ave. Antioch Recycle Free Drop-off
Revolt Recycling 657 143rd Ave San Leandro Recycle Drop-off for a Fee, Pick-up for a Fee
Retriev Technologies 265 Quary Rd SE Lancaster Recycle Mail-in for a Fee Commercial quantity
RecycLights 20283 Santa Maria Ave Castro Valley Recycle Free Pick-up Call for details.
Recycle1234: E-Waste & Solar Panel Recycling Center 30311 Whipple Rd Union City Recycle Free Drop-off
Recology SF Household Hazardous Waste Home Collection San Francisco Recycle Free Pick-up San Francisco Residents only.
Recology SF Household Hazardous Waste Facility 501 Tunnel Ave. San Francisco Recycle Free Drop-off Limit of 15 gallons or 125 pounds per day of all household hazardous waste. San Francisco residents only. Address verification required. Open Thursday-Saturday only from 8am-4pm.
Recology SF Business Haz. Waste Drop-Off (VSQG Program) 501 Tunnel Ave. San Francisco Recycle Drop-off for a Fee Quantity limits and disposal fees apply. You must qualify and make an appointment in advance. San Francisco businesses only.
Quick Light Recycling 170 South Spruce Ave South San Francisco Recycle Pick-up for a Fee
Quality Tune Up 1175 Fell St. San Francisco Recycle Free Drop-off
Pleasanton Transfer Station 3110 Busch Rd. Pleasanton Recycle Drop-off for a Fee Lead Acid. Free for residents.
Photo Waste Recycling Co. 2980 Kerner Boulevard
Northern CA Headquarters
San Rafael Recycle Pick-up for a Fee
Pep Boys 30085 Industrial Pkwy. SW Union City Recycle Free Drop-off Please call first to determine limts per visit.
Pep Boys 14845 E. 14th St. San Leandro Recycle Free Drop-off Please call first to determine limts per visit.
Orinda Motors 63 Orinda Way Orinda Recycle Free Drop-off

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