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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
Moraga Chevron Service Center 1455 Moraga Way Moraga Recycle Free Drop-off
Costco 1000 N Rengstorff Ave Mountain View Recycle Free Drop-off
AutoZone (35060 Newark Blvd) 35060 Newark Blvd Newark 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 Store (5795 Mowry Ave.) 5795 Mowry Ave. Newark Recycle Free Drop-off
Firestone Complete Auto Care Store (Oakland- 4238 Broadway) 4238 Broadway Oakland Recycle Free Drop-off
Alameda County Household Hazardous Waste Program (Oakland Facility) 2100 East 7th Street Oakland Recycle Free Drop-off  
AutoZone 3533 MacArthur Blvd. 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.
AutoZone (10111 International Blvd) 10111 International Blvd Oakland Reuse 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 (4240 International Blvd) 4240 International Blvd Oakland 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.
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.
Alameda County Business Hazardous Waste Program (Oakland Facility) 2100 East 7th Street Oakland Recycle Drop-off for a Fee Lithium & Lion batteries & batteries greater than 9 volts must have terminals insulated
A to Z Recycling Company 2306 98th Ave. Oakland Recycle Pick-up for a Fee
AutoZone (7200 Bancroft Avenue) 7200 Bancroft Avenue 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.
Standard Iron & Metal 4525 San Leandro St. Oakland Recycle Free Drop-off Lead Acid Batteries accepted. This item may have redemption value.
Lauritzen Yacht Harbor 115 Lauritzen Ln. Oakley Recycle Free Drop-off
Tri County Auto Recyclers 5740 Main St. Oakley Recycle Free Drop-off
Delta Scrap & Salvage 1371 Main St. Oakley Recycle Buyback Drop-off
Orinda Motors 63 Orinda Way Orinda Recycle Free Drop-off
City of Palo Alto Household Hazardous Waste Station Program 2501 Embarcadero Way Palo Alto Recycle Free Drop-off Only 15 gallons or 125 pounds of hazardous waste per visit. Must be a Palo Alto resident, proof of residency is required.

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