Car Batteries

Alternative ways to recycle
Illegal in Garbage or Drains
Hazardous Waste

Car batteries can be brought to North County Recycling Center & Sanitary LandfillLovelace Materials Recovery Facility & Transfer Station, Central Valley Waste Transfer Station or San Joaquin County Household Hazardous Waste Facility


American Battery
2245 W. Charter Way, Stockton, CA 95206 | (209) 464-7348
Map & Directions
Drop off only.

Batteries Plus
3330 E. Hammer Lane, Suite E, Stockton, CA 95212 | (209) 952-1438
Map & Directions
Drop off only.

Charles Auto Parts
4515 E. Main Street, Stockton, CA 95215 | (209) 466-0841
Map & Directions
Also accepts radiators, no fluid. Drop off only.

Pep Boys
Location #1:
845 E. Charter Way,Stockton, CA 95206 | (209) 464-6066
Map & Directions
Only with purchase of new battery.

Location #2:
4987 West Lane, Stockton, CA 95210 | (209) 952-1222
Map & Directions
Only with purchase of new battery.

5110 Pacific Avenue, Stockton, CA 95207 | (209) 475-6528
Map & Directions
Drop off only.

Trash Bin

Never Throw Away

Car batteries from non-electric vehicles are lead-acid batteries that are illegal to throw in the trash. They can leach harmful chemicals into the water and soil and contaminate drinking water sources.


Car Batteries Are Scrap Metal

Used car batteries can be recycled as scrap metal at a scrapyard that pays for them. You can find nearby scrapyards using the iScrap App.

Alternative Ways to Recycle

Return to the Store

When it’s time to buy a new car battery, bring the old one to the retailer or dealership. Certified service shops collect and recycle them for you.


Firestone Battery Recycling Program

Firestone sells tires along with other auto products and services. They run a free battery recycling program that accepts drop-offs. Find a store.


Recycle With AutoZone

AutoZone is the second largest retailer of aftermarket car parts. They accept old car batteries at their store locations. Find a store.

Did You Know?

Job Creation and Automotive Recycling

In the United States, the automotive recycling industry employs more than 140,000 people nationwide, bringing in about $32 billion in sales each year. About 86 percent of a whole vehicle can be recycled into new car parts or other consumer products. Find out more.