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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
Sears Auto Service Department (660 W. Winton Ave) 660 W. Winton Ave. Hayward Recycle Drop-off for a Fee Small recycling fee applicable.
Bethel Harbor 3405 Harbor Rd. Bethel Island Recycle Free Drop-off
Certified Tire and Service Center (Hayward) 24087 Mission Blvd. Hayward Recycle Free Drop-off Please call first to determine limts per visit.
Big O Tires 3572 Clayton Rd. Concord Recycle Drop-off for a Fee
Firestone Complete Auto Care Store (Fremont) 40861 Fremont Blvd. Fremont Recycle Free Drop-off Select marine batteries only
Modern Waste Solutions 4391 Pell Dr
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Sacramento Recycle Free Drop-off
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.
Aqua Metals 2500 Peru Drive McCarran Recycle Mail-in for a Fee Commercial quantity. Lead-acid battery recycling.
Moraga Chevron Service Center 1455 Moraga Way Moraga Recycle Free Drop-off
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.
Kragen-O'Reilly Auto Parts 2024 A St. Antioch Recycle Free Drop-off
Sims Metal (Hayward) 30104 Industrial Pkwy SW Hayward Recycle Free Drop-off Lead Acid
Kragen-O'Reilly Auto Parts 8600 Brentwood Blvd. Brentwood Recycle Free Drop-off
Standard Iron & Metal 4525 San Leandro St. Oakland Recycle Free Drop-off Lead Acid Batteries accepted. This item may have redemption value.
Big O Tires 12952 San Pablo Ave. Richmond Recycle Drop-off for a Fee
Firestone Complete Auto Care Store (Hayward-Mission) 24019 Mission Blvd. Hayward Recycle Free Drop-off Select marine batteries only
Cirba Solutions (Mark Steadman) Recycle Mail-in for a Fee Commercial quantity.
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.
West County HHW Collection Facility 101 Pittsburg Ave. Richmond Recycle Free Drop-off, Drop-off for a Fee
Oil Changers 3144 Shane Dr. Richmond Recycle Free Drop-off

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