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Batteries - Household (business only)

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

Definition: Alkaline batteries are AAA, AA, C, button cell and 9-volt batteries.

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

Definition: Button batteries are typically found in cameras and hearing aids. Types include: Lithium ion and silver oxide batteries.

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, Staples. Locate more free rechargeable battery drop-off location. Call (877) 723-1297 or visit

Businesses can participate in our Business Household Hazardous Waste Facility collection options.

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AERC Recycling Solutions

1475 Crocker Ave
Hayward, CA 94544

NotesDrop-off, mail-back, pickup and fee: business service, call for quote. Drop-off second Friday in month, 9A-3P for small businesses. Pickup for large quantities.


Minneapolis, MN

NotesMail-back and fee:AA, AAA, 9-volt, C cell, D cell, lantern, nickel cadmium and nickel metal hydride batteries. Check web site for instructions. This program is operated by Waste Management.

Business Hazardous Waste Collection at the HHW Facility

500 Mecham Rd
Petaluma, CA 94952

NotesAppointment required. Accepts up to 27 gallons of liquid or 220 pounds of solid material.


Atlanta, GA

NotesMail-back: collection system for alkaline and rechargeable batteries.

Become a Call2Recycle Collection Partner

Clean Harbors Environmental Services, Inc.

4101 Industrial Way
Benicia, CA 95403

NotesPickup and fee. All kinds.

Interstate All Battery Center of Santa Rosa

3315 Industrial Dr.
Santa Rosa, CA 95403

NotesPickup and fee: collection and recycling system for all kinds of batteries; call for details. (Air Cycle Corporation)

2200 Ogden Ave, Ste 100
Lisle, IL 60632

NotesMail-back and fee: all kinds. Check web site for instructions.

MDS/Mercury Disposal Systems, Inc.

Tustin, CA

NotesMail-back and fee. See website for more instrution.

ReVolt Recycling Corp

657 143rd St.
San Leandro, CA 94578

NotesPickup and fee. All kinds. See website for more information.


5750 Commerce Blvd
Rohnert Park, CA 94928

NotesPickup and fee. All kinds.

The Big Green Box (Mail-Back Program)


NotesMail back and fee: collection system for alkaline and rechargeable batteries; visit website for instructions.

Veolia North America

NotesMail-back program: business service; check web site for instructions.