Guide for Reuse, Repair, Recycling, and Safe Disposal
for Alameda County, Contra Costa County, and the City of Palo Alto

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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 Pick-up for a Fee
San Francisco Honda's 9th Avenue Service Center 1259 9th Ave. San Francisco Recycle Free Drop-off
San Francisco Honda's Marina Service Center 2098 Lombard St. San Francisco Recycle Free Drop-off
Sears Auto Service Department (660 W. Winton Ave) 660 W. Winton Ave. Hayward Recycle Drop-off for a Fee Small recycling fee applicable.
Shoreway Environmental Center (SEC) 333 Shoreway Road San Carlos Recycle Free Drop-off Public Recycling Center
Sims Metal (Hayward) 30104 Industrial Pkwy SW Hayward Recycle Free Drop-off Lead Acid
Sims Metal (Redwood City) 699 Seaport Boulevard Redwood City Recycle Free Drop-off Lead Acid
Sims Metal (Richmond) 600 S 4th Street Richmond Recycle Free Drop-off Lead Acid
Sims Metal (San Jose) Office: 1800 Monterey Highway Redwood City Recycle Free Drop-off Lead Acid
SMaRT Station 301 Carl Rd Sunnyvale Recycle Free Drop-off The SMaRT Station serves Mountain View and Sunnyvale residents only.
Standard Iron & Metal 4525 San Leandro St. Oakland Recycle Free Drop-off Lead Acid Batteries accepted. This item may have redemption value.
Sunset 76 1700 Noriega St. San Francisco Recycle Free Drop-off
Tire Choice 431 San Pablo Avenue Albany Recycle Free Drop-off Please call first to determine limts per visit.
Tire Choice 861 Marina Village Pkwy. Alameda Recycle Free Drop-off
Tred Shed Tire Pros 50 Bliss Ave. Pittsburg Recycle Free Drop-off
Tri County Auto Recyclers 5740 Main St. Oakley Recycle Free Drop-off
Unocal 76 2445 Castro Valley Blvd. Castro Valley Recycle Free Drop-off
Veolia Environmental Services 1125 Hensley St Richmond Recycle Pick-up for a Fee, Mail-in for a Fee
West Contra Costa Battery Recycling Program (WCCIWMA) El Sobrante Recycle Free Drop-off
West County HHW Collection Facility 101 Pittsburg Ave. Richmond Recycle Free Drop-off, Drop-off for a Fee

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