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Recycle Batteries the Right Way

Post Date:06/04/2019 2:03 PM

Discarded rechargeable and single-use batteries, including AAA, AA, C, button cell, 9-volt, and lithium-ion batteries, are hazardous waste and must be recycled right to protect our community and the environment.

Curbside Recycling: Follow these 4 Steps to Prepare Household Batteries and Cell Phones Properly

1. Collect batteries in a plastic zip-top bag.

2. Tape the terminals of lithium-ion and 9-volt batteries; any type of tape will work. Wrap old cell phones in paper.

3. Zip the bag when it’s about 1/2 way full.

4. Place the bag on top of the lid to your gray Garbage cart bag on collection day.

What’s Accepted:  AA, AAA, C, D, 9-volt and button batteries are all accepted.

NOT Allowed: Lead acid and automotive batteries are not allowed. To find out where to recycle these types of batteries free of charge, call 650.363.4718 or visit

Multi-Family Buildings: Ask your property manager to ask for an orange battery collection bucket from the SSF Scavenger Company. There is no extra charge for this!

Drop-off Locations: Learn where to drop off used batteries at and


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