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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
AutoZone (1575 South Van Ness) 1575 South Van Ness San Francisco Recycle Free Drop-off
O'Reilly Auto Parts 2300 16th St. San Francisco Recycle Free Drop-off O'Reilly offers a $10 Gift Certificate when lead-acid batteries are dropped off at this location.
Lauritzen Yacht Harbor 115 Lauritzen Ln. Oakley Recycle Free Drop-off
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
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
Costco 2300 Middlefield Rd Redwood City Recycle Free Drop-off Costco recycles auto batteries in their Tire & Auto Shop.
Photo Waste Recycling Co. 2980 Kerner Boulevard
Northern CA Headquarters
San Rafael Recycle Pick-up 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.
Moraga Chevron Service Center 1455 Moraga Way Moraga Recycle Free Drop-off
Kragen-O'Reilly Auto Parts 1442 Fitzgerald Dr. Pinole Recycle Free Drop-off
Delta HHW Collection Facility 2550 Pittsburg-Antioch Hwy Antioch Recycle Free Drop-off, Drop-off for a Fee
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
Revolt Recycling 657 143rd Ave San Leandro Recycle Drop-off for a Fee, Pick-up for a Fee
Quick Light Recycling 170 South Spruce Ave South San Francisco Recycle Pick-up 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.
Oil Changers 3144 Shane Dr. Richmond Recycle Free Drop-off
Kragen-O'Reilly Auto Parts 399 E. Leland Rd. Pittsburg Recycle Free Drop-off

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