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Batteries - Household

Household batteries including alkaline and rechargeable batteries cannot be landfilled in California because they contain acids and toxic metals such as mercury, lead, cadmium, and nickel. By law, retailers selling rechargeable batteries are required to take back used rechargeable batteries weighing 11 pounds or less from their customers. Curbside recycling is also available to residential garbage company customers in Santa Rosa and Windsor. In addition, you can dispose of all kinds of batteries through the Agency's Household Hazardous Waste Facility and related programs.

To prevent shorting, locations listed below require taping the terminals of all rechargeable batteries and alkaline batteries 9-volt or larger. Tape your batteries with heavy duty clear tape

Alkaline batteries:

Examples: AAA • AA • C and D-cell • 9-volt • Button batteries. Button batteries are typically found in cameras and hearing aids.

Rechargeable batteries:

Examples: Nickel cadmium (Ni-Cd) • Nickel Metal Hydride (Ni-MH)• Lithium Ion (Li-Ion)• Nickel Zinc (Ni-Zn)• Small Sealed Lead (SSLA/Pb). Rechargeable batteries are typically found in cordless phones, power tools and laptops.

Related topics:

See Curbside Services: Blue Cart
See Household Hazardous Waste Facility for Residents

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Locations

Location pin Batteries + Bulbs Santa Rosa

NotesDrop-off and fee: alkaline batteries. Drop-off (no cost): rechargeable batteries. Residents only.

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Cost Alkaline batteries ($1.85/ lbs). Cost updated 10/24/19.

Location pin Call2Recycle

NotesDatabase of collection sites accepting rechargeable and single-use (alkaline) batteries at no cost.

Location pin Callinan Sports and Fitness Center - Rohnert Park

NotesDrop-off: all kinds of household batteries. Tape battery terminals. Rohnert Park residents only.

Location pin Cloverdale City Hall

NotesDrop-off: Batteries are accepted loose during business hours only. Cloverdale residents only.

Location pin Codding Recreation Center (Rohnert Park Senior Center)

NotesDrop-off: all kinds of household batteries. Tape battery terminals. Rohnert Park residents only.

Location pin Community Center - Rohnert Park

NotesDrop-off: all kinds of household batteries. Tape battery terminals. Rohnert Park residents only.

Location pin Community Development - Healdsburg

NotesDrop-off: all kinds of household batteries. Tape battery terminals. Healdsburg residents only.

Location pin Cotati Police Department

NotesDrop-off: all kinds of household batteries. Tape battery terminals. Cotati residents only.

Location pin Foss Creek Community Center - Healdsburg

NotesDrop-off: all kinds of household batteries. Tape battery terminals. Healdsburg residents only.

Location pin Friedman's Home Improvement Petaluma

NotesDrop off: alkaline and rechargeable batteries. Residents only.

Location pin Friedman's Home Improvement Santa Rosa

NotesDrop off: alkaline and rechargeable batteries. Residents only.

Location pin Friedman's Home Improvement Sonoma

NotesDrop off: alkaline and rechargeable batteries. Residents only.

Location pin Garrett Ace Hardware - Healdsburg

NotesDrop-off: individually bag or tape battery terminals.

Location pin Garrett Ace Hardware - Windsor

NotesDrop-off: individually bag or tape battery terminals.

Location pin Healdsburg Fire Department

NotesDrop-off: all kinds of household batteries. Tape battery terminals. Healdsburg residents only.

Location pin Healdsburg Lumber Company

NotesDrop-off: all kinds of household batteries. Batteries are accepted loose.

Location pin Healdsburg Police Department

NotesDrop-off: all kinds of household batteries. Tape battery terminals. Healdsburg residents only.

Location pin Household Hazardous Waste Facility (HHW Facility)

NotesDrop-off: all kinds of household batteries. How to prepare: All batteries (excluding alkaline, 9Vs and 6V lantern batteries) must be properly insulated when being transported. This will prevent terminals from coming into contact with each other. Proper insulation would include taping the terminals of the batteries. Using clear tape is preferred so that battery identification is possible. Alkaline 9-volts and 6-volt lantern batteries do not need to be taped prior to recycling. The facility accepts up to 125 pounds of solid material.

Location pin Interstate All Battery Center of Santa Rosa

NotesDrop-off: all kinds of household batteries separated by chemistry type.

Location pin Lowe's Home Improvement Cotati

NotesDrop-off: rechargeable batteries only.

Location pin Parsons Lumber & Hardware

NotesDrop-off: alkaline and rechargeable batteries. Tape battery terminals with electrical, duct tape or similar heavy tape.

Location pin Public Safety Building - Rohnert Park

NotesDrop-off: all kinds of household batteries. Tape battery terminals. Rohnert Park residents only.

Location pin Public Works - Rohnert Park

NotesDrop-off: all kinds of household batteries. Tape battery terminals. Rohnert Park residents only.

Location pin Rohnert Park City Hall

NotesDrop-off: all kinds of household batteries. Tape battery terminals. Rohnert Park residents only.

Location pin Sebastopol City Hall

NotesDrop-off: all kinds of household batteries. Tape battery terminals. Sebastopol residents only. Battery drop box is located outside city hall on path between city hall and library.

Location pin Sebastopol Fire Department

NotesDrop-off: all kinds of household batteries. Tape battery terminals. Sebastopol residents only.

Location pin Sebastopol Hardware Center

NotesDrop-off. alkaline and rechargeable batteries.

Location pin Sebastopol Regional Library

NotesDrop-off: all kinds of household batteries. Tape battery terminals. Sebastopol residents only. Drop box is outside library on path between city hall.

Location pin Senior Center - Healdsburg

NotesDrop-off: all kinds of household batteries. Tape battery terminals. Healdsburg residents only.

Location pin Target - Petaluma

NotesDrop-off: alkaline and rechargeable batteries.

Location pin Target - Santa Rosa Avenue

NotesDrop-off: alkaline and rechargeable batteries.

Location pin Target - Santa Rosa North

NotesDrop-off: alkaline and rechargeable batteries.

Location pin True Value Hardware Cotati

NotesDrop-off: all kinds of household batteries. Tape battery terminals.

Location pin True Value Hardware of Larkfield

NotesDrop-off: 20 battery per visit limit.