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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
Newby Island Landfill & Resource Recovery Park 1601 Dixon Landing Rd. Milpitas Recycle Drop-off for a Fee
Lauritzen Yacht Harbor 115 Lauritzen Ln. Oakley Recycle Free Drop-off
Big O Tires 3688 - A Washington St. Pleasanton 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.
Kragen-O'Reilly Auto Parts 1500-D Monument Blvd. Concord Recycle Free Drop-off
CarQuest Auto Parts 1295 Parkside Drive Walnut Creek Recycle Drop-off for a Fee
O'Reilly Auto Parts 2500 San Bruno Ave. San Francisco Recycle Free Drop-off O'Reilly offers a $10 Gift Certificate when lead-acid batteries are dropped off at this location.
Pep Boys 14845 E. 14th St. San Leandro Recycle Free Drop-off Please call first to determine limts per visit.
Moraga Chevron Service Center 1455 Moraga Way Moraga Recycle Free Drop-off
Tire Choice 861 Marina Village Pkwy. Alameda Recycle Free Drop-off
Battery Solutions 618 E Auto Center Dr
STE 111
Mesa Recycle Mail-in for a Fee Commercial quantity. Call first.
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.
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.
Kragen-O'Reilly Auto Parts 1775 Willow Pass Rd. Concord Recycle Free Drop-off
Central Automotive Service Center 1425 AutoCenter Dr. Walnut Creek Recycle Drop-off for a Fee
O'Reilly Auto Parts 353 Bayshore Blvd. San Francisco Recycle Free Drop-off O'Reilly offers a $10 Gift Certificate when lead-acid batteries are dropped off at this location.
Pep Boys 30085 Industrial Pkwy. SW Union City Recycle Free Drop-off Please call first to determine limts per visit.
Oil Changers 3144 Shane Dr. Richmond Recycle Free Drop-off
Certified Tire and Service Center (Castro Valley) 3430 Castro Valley Blvd. Castro Valley Recycle Free Drop-off Please call first to determine limts per visit.

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