ALERT: Department of Transportation (DOT) Law Regarding Battery Disposal
Many types of batteries must be taped or placed in individual plastic bags prior to disposal to prevent a possible spark. This will reduce the risk of fire during storage and transportation.
Please tape over the positive terminal of the following batteries, or place them in individual plastic bags:
FREE Drop-Off at West Contra Costa Household Hazardous Waste Facility
Residents may, for free, safely and properly dispose of any and all types of batteries at the West County HHW Collection Facility.
FREE Battery Drop-Off at Retail Stores, Government Locations and Community Centers
Residents may also drop off household batteries for recycling at the many battery drop-off locations throughout the West Contra Costa County region. See list of locations for El Cerrito, Hercules, El Sobrante, Richmond, San Pablo, and Pinole below.