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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
North State Environmental (South San Francisco) 220 South Spruce Avenue
Suite 200
South San Francisco Recycle Pick-up for a Fee
Kragen-O'Reilly Auto Parts 10680 San Pablo Ave. El Cerrito Recycle Free Drop-off
Central Contra Costa Household Battery Recycling Program Recycle Free Drop-off
O'Reilly Auto Parts 3855 Geary Blvd. San Francisco Recycle Free Drop-off O'Reilly offers a $10 Gift Certificate when lead-acid batteries are dropped off at this location.
Orinda Motors 63 Orinda Way Orinda Recycle Free Drop-off
Pep Boys 14845 E. 14th St. San Leandro Recycle Free Drop-off Please call first to determine limts per visit.
Pep Boys 30085 Industrial Pkwy. SW Union City Recycle Free Drop-off Please call first to determine limts per visit.
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.
Certified Tire & Service Center (3420 Stanley Blvd) 3420 Stanley Blvd Pleasanton Recycle Free Drop-off Please call first to determine limts per visit.
Action Metal Recycling 385 Pittsburg Ave. Richmond Recycle Drop-off for a Fee
Safety Kleen Systems (Rohnert Park) 5750 Commerce Blvd Rohnert Park Recycle Pick-up for a Fee
Kragen-O'Reilly Auto Parts 1251 Tara Hills Dr. Pinole Recycle Free Drop-off
Contra Costa Battery Service 2170 Commerce Ave., Ste N Concord Recycle Drop-off for a Fee
O'Reilly Auto Parts 4540 Mission St. San Francisco Recycle Free Drop-off O'Reilly offers a $10 Gift Certificate when lead-acid batteries are dropped off at this location.
Roesbery Car Care 2700 Hillcrest Ave. Antioch Recycle Free Drop-off
Tred Shed Tire Pros 50 Bliss Ave. Pittsburg Recycle Free Drop-off
Pleasanton Transfer Station 3110 Busch Rd. Pleasanton Recycle Drop-off for a Fee Lead Acid. Free for residents.
Certified Tire and Service Center (Dublin) 6028 Dougherty Rd. Dublin Recycle Free Drop-off Please call first to determine limts per visit.
O'Reilly Auto Parts (4240 International Blvd) 4240 International Blvd Oakland Recycle Free Drop-off
Modern Waste Solutions 4391 Pell Dr
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Sacramento Recycle Free Drop-off

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