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Batteries - Household - Rechargeable (up to 5 lbs)

Rechargeable batteries are small electro-chemical cells designed to be recharged by the consumer and used to power many types and sizes of devices.

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 in curbside recycling or trash containers.

Tape the 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.

Drop-off electric bicycle batteries for recycling at Call2Recycle e-bike collection sites- which are often bike shops.

Vendors

Vendor Address City Destination Disposal Method Notes
Alameda City Hall 2263 Santa Clara Ave Alameda Recycle Free Drop-off No large quantities.
Alameda City Hall West 950 W. Mall Square Alameda Recycle Free Drop-off No large quantities.
Alameda County Business Hazardous Waste Drop-in Program (Hayward Facility) 2091 West Winton Avenue Hayward Recycle Paid Drop-off Lithium & Lion batteries & batteries greater than 9 volts must have terminals insulated
Alameda County Business Hazardous Waste Drop-in Program (Livermore Facility) 5584 La Ribera Street Livermore Recycle Paid Drop-off Lithium & Lion batteries & batteries greater than 9 volts must have terminals insulated
Alameda County Business Hazardous Waste Drop-in Program (Oakland Facility) 2100 East 7th Street Oakland Recycle Paid Drop-off Lithium & Lion batteries & batteries greater than 9 volts must have terminals insulated
Alameda County Business Hazardous Waste Program (Fremont Facility) 41149 Boyce Rd. Fremont Recycle Paid Drop-off Lithium & Lion batteries & batteries greater than 9 volts must have terminals insulated
Alameda County Business Hazardous Waste Program (Hayward Facility) 2091 West Winton Avenue Hayward Recycle Paid Drop-off Lithium & Lion batteries & batteries greater than 9 volts must have terminals insulated
Alameda County Business Hazardous Waste Program (Livermore Facility) 5584 La Ribera Street Livermore Recycle Paid Drop-off Lithium & Lion batteries & batteries greater than 9 volts must have terminals insulated
Alameda County Business Hazardous Waste Program (Oakland Facility) 2100 East 7th Street Oakland Recycle Paid Drop-off Lithium & Lion batteries & batteries greater than 9 volts must have terminals insulated
Alameda County Household Hazardous Waste Program (Fremont Facility) 41149 Boyce Rd. Fremont Recycle Free Drop-off Note: Swollen Li-ion batteries accepted. If it’s leaking, contact hhw@acgov.org.
Alameda County Household Hazardous Waste Program (Hayward Facility) 2091 West Winton Avenue Hayward Recycle Free Drop-off  Note: Swollen Li-ion batteries accepted. If it’s leaking, contact hhw@acgov.org.
Alameda County Household Hazardous Waste Program (Livermore Facility) 5584 La Ribera Street Livermore Recycle Free Drop-off  Note: Swollen Li-ion batteries accepted. If it’s leaking, contact hhw@acgov.org.
Alameda County Household Hazardous Waste Program (Oakland Facility) 2100 East 7th Street Oakland Recycle Free Drop-off  Note: Swollen Li-ion batteries accepted. If it’s leaking, contact hhw@acgov.org.
Alameda Free Library 1550 Oak St Alameda Recycle Free Drop-off
Alameda Municipal Power 2000 Grand St Alameda Recycle Free Drop-off No large quantities.
Alamo (Dublin) Ace Hardware 7373 Village Pkwy Dublin Recycle Free Drop-off
Alcatraz Cruises (Pier 33) Pier 33, Alcatraz Landing San Francisco Recycle Free Drop-off The battery recycling tube is located within Alcatraz Landing Cafe near the local attractions brochures.
Appliance Sales 840 Folsom St. San Francisco Recycle Free Drop-off Please tape over lithium battery contacts.
Art's Automotive 2871 San Pablo Ave. Berkeley Recycle Free Drop-off
Audi Dealership (Oakland) 7201 Oakport St Oakland Recycle Free Drop-off Redwood Materials Consumer Collection Program Bin. Including e-bike and e-scooter batteries.

Curbside Service

Special Action Note
Alameda
Residents may drop off rechargeable 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.
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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
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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