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

Batteries - Solar Power Storage

Household Hazardous Waste

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

Contact the installer, manufacturer, or maintenance company for take back and most current protocols. For systems with lead acid batteries that are similar to auto batteries, please contact an auto battery recycler.


Vendor Address City Destination Disposal Method Notes
Revolt Recycling 657 143rd Ave San Leandro Recycle Drop-off for a Fee, Pick-up for a Fee Category 4 (Rective): Lithium Ion Batteries, Lithium Metal Batteries, Magnesium Batteries
Lithion Recycle Mail-in for a Fee Large lithium batteries from businesses. Our technology can process all types of lithium-ion batteries, including the following chemistries: lithium cobalt oxide (LCO), lithium nickel manganese cobalt oxide (NMC), lithium manganese oxide (LMO), lithium nickel cobalt aluminum oxide (NCA), lithium iron phosphate (LFP) and nickel metal hybrid (NiMH). Generally speaking, these are the batteries used in electronic devices, electric cars, electric tools, and energy storage systems.
Clean Earth (AERC) (Hayward) 30677 Huntwood Ave Hayward Recycle Pick-up for a Fee Some large lithium batteries.
Battery Recyclers of America Recycle Mail-in for a Fee Business services. Large batteries including: absolyte batteries, energy storage, telecom battery, steel cased, UPS, lead acid, forklift, storage or backup batteries used in industrial or outdoors, APC, glass jar, car battery (SLI)
Action Metal Recycling 385 Pittsburg Ave. Richmond Recycle Drop-off for a Fee Call to discuss.

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