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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.


Vendor Address City Destination Disposal Method Notes
Safety Kleen Systems (Sacramento) 6000 88th Street Sacramento Recycle Paid Pick-up
AutoZone (1575 South Van Ness) 1575 South Van Ness San Francisco Recycle Free Drop-off
Newby Island Landfill & Resource Recovery Park 1601 Dixon Landing Rd. Milpitas Recycle Paid Drop-off
Big O Tires 3688 - A Washington St. Pleasanton Recycle Free Drop-off
Quality Tune Up 1175 Fell St. San Francisco Recycle Free Drop-off
Tred Shed Tire Pros 50 Bliss Ave. Pittsburg Recycle Free 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 Paid Drop-off
O'Reilly Auto Parts (4240 International Blvd) 4240 International Blvd Oakland Recycle Free Drop-off
Firestone Complete Auto Care Store (Oakland- 2850 Broadway) 2850 Broadway Oakland Recycle Free Drop-off
Photo Waste Recycling Co. 2980 Kerner Boulevard
Northern CA Headquarters
San Rafael Recycle Paid Pick-up
Pep Boys 14845 E. 14th St. San Leandro Recycle Free Drop-off Please call first to determine limts per visit.
Certified Tire and Service Center (Alameda) 861 Marina Village Pkwy. Alameda Recycle Free Drop-off
Recology SF Household Hazardous Waste Home Collection San Francisco Recycle Free Pick-up San Francisco Residents only.
Tri County Auto Recyclers 5740 Main St. Oakley Recycle Free 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 Paid Drop-off
Safety Kleen (San Jose) 1147 N 10th Street San Jose Recycle Paid Pick-up
Shoreway Environmental Center (SEC) 333 Shoreway Road San Carlos Recycle Free Drop-off Public Recycling Center
Quick Light Recycling 170 South Spruce Ave South San Francisco Recycle Paid Pick-up

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