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Household Battery Recycling

Household Batteries

Household Batteries includes AAA, AA, C, D, button cell, 9-volt, and all others, both rechargeable and single use.  These batteries are banned from household trash and must be treated as household hazardous waste.  Learn about options to dispose of your batteries properly.

Household Hazardous Waste Facility

There are three household hazardous waste facilities that accept all types of batteries.  Learn more here: HHW Drop Off Facilities

Take Back Option for Rechargeable Batteries

Retailers who sell small, non-vehicular rechargeable batteries must provide consumers with a free system for returning these batteries for reuse, recycling or proper disposal. It is unlawful for a retailer not in compliance with the law to sell rechargeable batteries in the State.  Call2Recycle is a stewardship program that helps fulfill these requirements.


Use the Call2Recycle Store Locator to find locations that accept rechargeable batteries.

SINGLE-USE Battery (ONLY) Recycling Drop Off Locations

Please call ahead to check your Community Center's open hours, as some of these locations are temporarily closed due to Covid-19 precautions, except for planned activities and events. 
  • Department of Utilities, 1395 35th Avenue, (916) 808-5454 
  • Belle Cooledge Community Center, 5699 South Land Park Drive, (916) 808-5610 
  • Coloma Community Center, 4623 T Street, (916) 808-6060 
  • Ethel MacLeod Hart Multipurpose Senior Center, 915 27th Street, (916) 808-5462
  • George Sim Community Center, 6207 Logan Street, (916) 808-3761
  • Joe Mims, Jr. Hagginwood Community Center, 3271 Marysville Boulevard, (916) 808-6439
  • Sam and Bonnie Pannell Meadowview Community Center, 2450 Meadowview Road, (916) 808-6680
  • South Natomas Community Center, 2921 Truxel Road, (916) 808-1571
  • Oak Park Community Center. 3425 Martin Luther King, Jr. Blvd., (916) 808-6151

The battery recycling drop-off locations listed above are free to City of Sacramento residential customers and apply only to household batteries that are generated at your residence (no business waste).