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Batteries - Household - Non-rechargeable

Common or household batteries include AA, AAA, C & D cells, 9V, NiCads (and other rechargeables) and button batteries (e.g. camera and hearing aid batteries). These contain a corrosive chemical that can cause burns as well as toxic heavy metals like cadmium.

Household Hazardous Waste

This item should never be put in a curbside bin. For more information visit our household hazardous waste page.

Do not put batteries inside curbside recycling or trash containers. Single-use batteries are not usable when they lose their charge. Tape ends of batteries to prevent igniting or combusting. Store tape next to your old battery collection bag or container. Accepted by the Household Hazardous Waste Facilities and some community partners.

Vendors

Vendor Address City Destination Disposal Method Notes
Glass Key Photo 1230 Sutter St. San Francisco Recycle Free Drop-off All household-type, laptop, cell phone, and rechargeable batteries accepted. Please tape over lithium battery contacts.
Glen Park Hardware 685 Chenery St. San Francisco Recycle Free Drop-off All household-type, laptop, cell phone, and rechargeable batteries accepted. Please tape over lithium battery contacts.
Golden City Building Supply 1279 Pacific Ave. San Francisco Recycle Free Drop-off Household batteries can be put into a clear plastic bag & placed on top of black cart on collection day. Please tape over lithium battery contacts.
Grand Lake Ace Hardware 1221 Grand Ave. Piedmont Recycle Free Drop-off All household-type, laptop, cell phone, and rechargeable batteries accepted. Please tape over lithium battery contacts.
Great Wall Hardware 1821 Taraval St. San Francisco Recycle Free Drop-off All household-type, laptop, cell phone, and rechargeable batteries accepted. Please tape over lithium battery contacts.
GreenCitizen 1831 Old Bayshore Hwy, Ste. #2 Burlingame Recycle Free Drop-off They ONLY accept UPS batteries. Non-rechargable electronic batteries and single use alkaline batteries are NOT accepted.
GreenWaste of Palo Alto 2765 Lafayette St Palo Alto Recycle Paid Pick-up Clean Up Day. Do not place in your recycle cart. This item can be collected curbside during your Clean Up Day.
Handy Handyman Ace Hardware 2075 Market St. San Francisco Recycle Free Drop-off All household-type, laptop, cell phone, and rechargeable batteries accepted. Please tape over lithium battery contacts.
Home Depot 5631 Lone Tree Way Brentwood Recycle Free Drop-off
Home Depot 2090 Meridian Park Blvd. Concord Recycle Free Drop-off
Home Depot 11939 San Pablo Ave. El Cerrito Recycle Free Drop-off
Home Depot 1625 Sycamore Ave. Hercules Recycle Free Drop-off
Home Depot 2300 N. Park Blvd. Pittsburg Recycle Free Drop-off
Home Depot 1781 E. Bayshore Rd East Palo Alto Recycle Free Drop-off Accepts rechargeable batteries only. Mustbe powertool batteries.Alkaline batteries are not accepted in this program.
Home Depot (Emeryville) 3838 Hollis St. Emeryville Recycle Free Drop-off
Home Depot (Fremont) 43900 Ice House Ter. Fremont Recycle Free Drop-off
Home Depot (Hayward) 21787 Hesperian Blvd. Hayward Recycle Free Drop-off
Home Depot (Newark) 5401 Thornton Ave. Newark Recycle Free Drop-off
Home Depot (Oakland) 4000 Alameda Ave. Oakland Recycle Free Drop-off
Home Depot (Pleasanton) 6000 Johnson Ave. Pleasanton Recycle Free Drop-off

Curbside Service

Special Action Note
Alameda
Residents may drop off household batteries (A, AA, AAA, C, D and 9-volt) at the ACI Alameda office or package in a sealed, clear plastic bag and place on top of the recyclable materials cart. (No car batteries allowed.)
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Albany
Put batteries in a clear plastic bag, seal it shut and place on the top of the recyclables cart.
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Berkeley
Find appropriate bin for drop-off at Berkeley Recycling Center.
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Castro Valley Sanitary District
Single-family and multi-family residents with blue recycling cart service may participate in CVSan’s curbside battery recycling program by placing used dry cell batteries (household batteries such as AAA, AA, B, C, D, 9V, and small “button” batteries) in a sealed clear plastic bag on top of your blue recycling cart on your service day. No automotive, lithium-ion or liquid batteries are accepted. Please tape terminals on 9-volt batteries.
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Dublin
Single Family Residents. Place used batteries on top of your recycle cart in a clear plastic bag.
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Emeryville
Place in zip loc bag on top of recycling cart.
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Fremont
Hayward
Single Family Service - Household batteries can be put into a sealed clear bag & placed next to the Recycling cart on collection day. Please tape over lithium battery contacts.
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Hayward (Oro Loma - L2)
Single Family Service - Place in zip loc bag on top of recycling cart
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Livermore
Single Family Service - Household batteries can be put into a sealed clear bag & placed on top of the Recycling cart on collection day. Please tape over lithium battery contacts.
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Newark
Single Family Service - Place in zip loc bag on top of recycling cart
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Oakland
Residents. Put dry-cell batteries in a clear, sealed bag on top of recycling cart by 6am on your regular recycling pickup date. Always tape ends of batteries to avoid contact. Bag button-cell and NiCd batteries in a bag separate from alkaline batteries. Do not include rechargeable batteries.
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Piedmont
Place in zip loc bag on top of recycling cart.
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Pleasanton
Single Family Service - Place in zip loc bag on top of recycling cart
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San Leandro
Bag batteries in clear bag and put on top of Recycling cart.
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San Leandro (Oro Loma - L3)
Single Family Service - Place in zip loc bag on top of recycling cart
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San Lorenzo (Oro Loma)
Single Family Service - Place in zip loc bag on top of recycling cart
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Unincorporated Oro Loma (L1)
Single Family Service - Place in zip loc bag on top of recycling cart
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Union City
Single Family & Parcelized Multifamily Dwellings: Put in clear, sealed bag next to recycling cart.
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