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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
Kragen-O'Reilly Auto Parts 2635 Somersville Rd. Antioch Recycle Free Drop-off
O'Reilly Auto Parts (4240 International Blvd) 4240 International Blvd Oakland Recycle Free Drop-off
Bethel Harbor 3405 Harbor Rd. Bethel Island Recycle Free Drop-off
Safety Kleen Systems (Sacramento) 6000 88th Street Sacramento Recycle Pick-up for a Fee
Newby Island Landfill & Resource Recovery Park 1601 Dixon Landing Rd. Milpitas Recycle Drop-off for a Fee
Big O Tires 3688 - A Washington St. Pleasanton 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.
Firestone, SF, 1501 Mission St. 1501 Mission St. San Francisco Recycle Free Drop-off
Kragen-O'Reilly Auto Parts 243 23rd St. Richmond Recycle Free Drop-off
Kragen-O'Reilly Auto Parts 2024 A St. Antioch Recycle Free Drop-off
Shoreway Environmental Center (SEC) 333 Shoreway Road San Carlos Recycle Free Drop-off Public Recycling Center
Big O Tires 3572 Clayton Rd. Concord Recycle Drop-off for a Fee
AutoZone (1575 South Van Ness) 1575 South Van Ness San Francisco Recycle Free Drop-off
Pep Boys 14845 E. 14th St. San Leandro Recycle Free Drop-off Please call first to determine limts per visit.
Tire Choice 861 Marina Village Pkwy. Alameda Recycle Free 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.
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
Kragen-O'Reilly Auto Parts 14420 San Pablo Ave. San Pablo Recycle Free Drop-off
Kragen-O'Reilly Auto Parts 8600 Brentwood Blvd. Brentwood Recycle Free Drop-off
Costco 2300 Middlefield Rd Redwood City Recycle Free Drop-off Costco recycles auto batteries in their Tire & Auto Shop.

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