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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
Quick Light Recycling 170 South Spruce Ave South San Francisco Recycle Pick-up for a Fee
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.
Firestone Store (5795 Mowry Ave.) 5795 Mowry Ave. Newark 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 10680 San Pablo Ave. El Cerrito Recycle Free Drop-off
KBI (Kinsbursky Brothers Intl) 125 E Commercial St Anaheim Recycle Pick-up for a Fee Commercial quantity
Central Contra Costa Household Battery Recycling Program Recycle Free Drop-off
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.
Alameda County Household Hazardous Waste Program (Oakland Facility) 2100 East 7th Street Oakland Recycle Free Drop-off  
Firestone Complete Auto Care Store (Oakland- 4238 Broadway) 4238 Broadway Oakland Recycle Free Drop-off
Recology SF Household Hazardous Waste Home Collection San Francisco Recycle Free Pick-up San Francisco Residents only.
Art's Automotive 2871 San Pablo Ave. Berkeley Recycle Free Drop-off
Tri County Auto Recyclers 5740 Main St. Oakley Recycle Free Drop-off
Kragen-O'Reilly Auto Parts 1251 Tara Hills Dr. Pinole Recycle Free Drop-off
Battery Solutions 618 E Auto Center Dr
STE 111
Mesa Recycle Mail-in for a Fee Commercial quantity. Call first.
Contra Costa Battery Service 2170 Commerce Ave., Ste N Concord Recycle Drop-off for a Fee
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.
Alameda County Household Hazardous Waste Program (Fremont Facility) 41149 Boyce Rd.
(At the Fremont Transfer Station - follow the trucks)
Fremont Recycle Free Drop-off  
Recology SF Household Hazardous Waste Facility 501 Tunnel Ave. San Francisco Recycle Free Drop-off Limit of 15 gallons or 125 pounds per day of all household hazardous waste. San Francisco residents only. Address verification required. Open Thursday-Saturday only from 8am-4pm.

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