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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
Home Depot (San Leandro) 1933 Davis St. San Leandro Recycle Free Drop-off
Home Depot (Union City) 30055 Industrial Pkwy. Union City Recycle Free Drop-off
Ira Jinkins Recreation Center 9175 Edes Ave Oakland Recycle Free Drop-off
Island Cove Market (4th Street) 150 4th Street
Suite 1
San Francisco Recycle Free Drop-off
J & J Hardware 929 Geneva Ave. San Francisco Recycle Free Drop-off All household-type, laptop, cell phone, and rechargeable batteries accepted. Please tape over lithium battery contacts.
KBI (Kinsbursky Brothers Intl) 125 E Commercial St Anaheim Recycle Paid Pick-up Commercial quantity
Lighting Resources Recyclers (EZ on the Earth) 400 N Forsythe St Franklin Recycle Paid Mail-in
Lowe's 491 Bayshore Blvd. San Francisco Recycle Free Drop-off
Lowe's 811 E. Arques Ave Sunnyvale Recycle Free Drop-off
Markus Hardware 625 3rd Street Oakland Recycle Free Drop-off No large quantities.
Mastick Senior Center 1155 Santa Clara Ave Alameda Recycle Free Drop-off Accepts batteries from members only - no large quantities.
North State Environmental (South San Francisco) 220 South Spruce Avenue
Suite 200
South San Francisco Recycle Paid Pick-up
Oakland Public Library (African American Museum & Library) 659 14th St Oakland Recycle Free Drop-off Tape battery terminals.
Oakland Public Library (Asian Branch) 388 9th St Oakland Recycle Free Drop-off Tape battery terminals.
Oakland Public Library (Brookfield Branch) 9255 Edes Ave Oakland Recycle Free Drop-off Tape battery terminals.
Oakland Public Library (Cesar E. Chavez Branch) 3301 E. 12th St Oakland Recycle Free Drop-off Tape battery terminals.
Oakland Public Library (Dimond Branch) 3565 Fruitvale Ave Oakland Recycle Free Drop-off Tape battery terminals.
Oakland Public Library (Downtown Main Library) 125 14th St Oakland Recycle Free Drop-off Tape battery terminals.
Oakland Public Library (Elmhurst Branch) 1427 88th Ave Oakland Recycle Free Drop-off Tape battery terminals.
Oakland Public Library (Golden Gate Branch) 5606 San Pablo Ave Emeryville Recycle Free Drop-off Tape battery terminals.

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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