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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
Recology SF Business Haz. Waste Drop-Off (VSQG Program) 501 Tunnel Ave. San Francisco Recycle Paid Drop-off Quantity limits and disposal fees apply. You must qualify and make an appointment in advance. San Francisco businesses only.
Quick Light Recycling 170 South Spruce Ave South San Francisco Recycle Paid Pick-up
Whale Point Marine & Hardware 205 Cutting Blvd. Richmond Recycle Free Drop-off
Pep Boys 30085 Industrial Pkwy. SW Union City Recycle Free Drop-off Please call first to determine limts per visit.
Kragen-O'Reilly Auto Parts 10680 San Pablo Ave. El Cerrito Recycle Free Drop-off
Certified Tire and Service Center (Castro Valley) 3430 Castro Valley Blvd. Castro Valley Recycle Free Drop-off Please call first to determine limts per visit.
Central Contra Costa Household Battery Recycling Program Alamo Recycle Free Drop-off
Shoreway Environmental Center (SEC) 333 Shoreway Road San Carlos Recycle Free Drop-off Public Recycling Center
Costco 2300 Middlefield Rd Redwood City Recycle Free Drop-off Costco recycles auto batteries in their Tire & Auto Shop.
San Francisco Honda's 9th Avenue Service Center 1259 9th Ave. San Francisco Recycle Free Drop-off
AutoZone (17750 Hesperian Blvd.) 17750 Hesperian Blvd. San Lorenzo Recycle Free Drop-off
AutoZone 2160 University Ave East Palo Alto Recycle Free Drop-off Recycle
Pleasanton Transfer Station 3110 Busch Rd. Pleasanton Recycle Paid Drop-off Lead Acid. Free for residents.
Kragen-O'Reilly Auto Parts 1251 Tara Hills Dr. Pinole Recycle Free Drop-off
Certified Tire and Service Center (Dublin) 6028 Dougherty Rd. Dublin Recycle Free Drop-off Please call first to determine limts per visit.
Contra Costa Battery Service 2170 Commerce Ave., Ste N Concord Recycle Paid Drop-off
AutoZone (10111 International Blvd) 10111 International Blvd Oakland Reuse Buyback Drop-off May be eligible to receive a rebate for AutoZone new battery purchase or a $10 gift card through the “It Pays to Recycle” program

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