Batteries - Household

Why should household batteries be recycled?
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. These metals may harm people and the environment.

Household batteries are considered a hazardous waste and cannot be disposed of in the garbage.

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

Definition: Rechargeable batteries
include 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.

1. Drop-off all kinds of batteries: for residents

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

2. Take-back for rechargeable batteries: for residents and businesses

By law, retailers selling rechargeable batteries are required to take back used rechargeable batteries weighing 11 pounds or less from their customers. Retailers include: Best Buy, Home Depot, Lowe's, and Staples. Locate more free rechargeable battery drop-off location. Call (877) 723-1297 or visit www.call2recycle.org

3. Curbside recycling for residential garbage company customers is available in Santa Rosa and Windsor only.

How the program works:

Place batteries in bag and seal firmly.

Place bag on top of blue recycle cart for pick up.

4. Dispose of all kinds of batteries through the Agency's Household Hazardous Waste programs: for residents

Household Hazardous Waste Facility

Household Hazardous Waste Collection Events

Household Hazardous Waste Rover Pickup Service

Hours listed on this page may change without notice.

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Locations

Batteries + Bulbs Petaluma

313 N McDowell Blvd
Petaluma, CA 94952

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

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

Batteries + Bulbs Santa Rosa

2648 Santa Rosa Ave
Santa Rosa, CA 95407

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

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

Call2Recycle

NotesDatabase of collection sites accepting rechargeable batteries weighing under 11 pounds each for recycling at no cost.

Callinan Sports and Fitness Center - Rohnert Park

5405 Snyder Lane
Rohnert Park, CA 94928

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

Cloverdale City Hall

124 N Cloverdale Blvd
Cloverdale, CA 95425

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

Codding Recreation Center (Rohnert Park Senior Center)

6800 Hunter Dr., Ste. A
Rohnert Park, CA 94928

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

Community Center - Rohnert Park

5401 Snyder Ln.
Rohnert Park, CA 94928

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

Community Development - Healdsburg

401 Grove St
Healdsburg, CA 95448

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

Cotati Police Department

203 W Sierra Ave
Cotati, CA 94931

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

Foss Creek Community Center - Healdsburg

1557 Healdsburg Ave.
Healdsburg, CA 95448

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

Friedman's Home Improvement Petaluma

429 North McDowell Blvd.
Petaluma, CA 94954

NotesDrop off: alkaline and rechargeable batteries. Residents only.

Friedman's Home Improvement Santa Rosa

4055 Santa Rosa Avenue
Santa Rosa, CA 95407

NotesDrop off: alkaline and rechargeable batteries. Residents only.

Friedman's Home Improvement Sonoma

1360 Broadway Ave
Sonoma, CA 95476

NotesDrop off: alkaline and rechargeable batteries. Residents only.

Garrett Ace Hardware - Healdsburg

1340 Healdsburg Ave.
Healdsburg, CA 95492

NotesDrop-off: individually bag or tape battery terminals.

Garrett Ace Hardware - Windsor

10540 Old Redwood Hwy.
Windsor, CA 95492

NotesDrop-off: individually bag or tape battery terminals.

Healdsburg Fire Department

601 Healdsburg Ave.
Healdsburg, CA 95448

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

Healdsburg Lumber Company

359 Hudson St.
Healdsburg, CA 95448

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

Healdsburg Police Department

238 Center St.
Healdsburg, CA 95448

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

Household Hazardous Waste Facility

500 Mecham Rd
Petaluma, CA 94952

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.

Interstate All Battery Center of Santa Rosa

3315 Industrial Dr.
Santa Rosa, CA 95403

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

Lowe's Home Improvement Cotati

7921 Redwood Dr.
Cotati, CA 94931

NotesDrop-off: rechargeable batteries only.

Parsons Lumber & Hardware

17800 Sonoma Hwy.
Boyes Hot Springs, CA 95416

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

Public Safety Building - Rohnert Park

500 City Center Dr.
Rohnert Park, CA 94928

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

Public Works - Rohnert Park

600 Enterprise Dr.
Rohnert Park, CA 94928

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

Rohnert Park City Hall

130 Avram Ave.
Rohnert Park, CA 94928

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

Sebastopol City Hall

7120 Bodega Ave.
Sebastopol, CA 95472

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.

Sebastopol Fire Department

7425 Bodega Ave.
Sebastopol, CA 95472

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

Sebastopol Hardware Center

660 Gravenstein Hwy., North
Sebastopol, CA 95472

NotesDrop-off. alkaline and rechargeable batteries.

Sebastopol Regional Library

7140 Bodega Ave.
Sebastopol, CA 95472

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

Senior Center - Healdsburg

133 Matheson St.
Healdsburg, CA 95448

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

Target - Petaluma

401 Kenilworth Dr.
Petaluma, CA 94952

NotesDrop-off: alkaline and rechargeable batteries.

Target - Santa Rosa Avenue

1980 Santa Rosa Ave
Santa Rosa, CA 95407

NotesDrop-off: alkaline and rechargeable batteries.

Target - Santa Rosa North

950 Coddingtown Center
Santa Rosa, CA 95401

NotesDrop-off: alkaline and rechargeable batteries.

The Big Green Box (Mail-Back Program)

Anaheim, CA

NotesMail back box, shipping,handling, recycling fees included. See website for more instruction.

True Value Hardware Cotati

7520 Commerce Blvd.
Cotati, CA

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

True Value Hardware of Larkfield

115 Lystra Ct
Larkfield-Wikiup, CA 95403

NotesDrop-off: 20 battery per visit limit.

Windsor Town Hall

9291 Old Redwood Hwy Bldg 400
Windsor, CA 95492