Battery Recycling in San Leandro

Battery Recycling in San Leandro

Información en español

The City of San Leandro offers free household battery recycling to residents.  Simply collect, package and deliver to one of the locations listed below.  Residents can also recycle batteries through the curbside collection program.  Place batteries in a clear Ziploc bag on top of the recycling cart on your regularly scheduled collection day.
Rechargeable Electronics
You can recycle alkaline batteries, button batteries and rechargeable batteries marked Pb, Ni-Zn, Ni-MH, Ni-Cd and L-ion.  Rechargeable batteries can be found in devices such as cell phones, cameras, laptop computers and power tools.

Residents can drop-off household batteries at any of the following locations:

Alameda County Industries     
610 Aladdin Ave
(510) 357-7282
      City of San Leandro
Senior Community Center
13909 East 14th St
(510) 577-7990 
San Leandro Manor Library
1241 Manor Blvd
(510) 577-7971
City of San Leandro
Public Works
14200 Chapman Rd
(510) 577-3440 
  San Leandro Main Library
300 Estudillo Av
(510) 577-3971


Please call for hours of operation before dropping off batteries

Batteries Why should I recycle batteries?

It is against the law to throw batteries in the trash.  On February 8, 2006, the State of California banned household batteries and other hazardous products (like fluorescent lights) from disposal.  Now, batteries must be recycled at an authorized recycling facility.  Batteries contain heavy metals such as lead which can contaminate the environment when batteries are not properly recycled.

How to package used batteries

All batteries must be packaged in a manner that prevents short circuiting.  Class I batteries may be commingled and packaged in a sealed plastic bag.  Class II batteries should be packaged in a sealed plastic bag with the ends taped.  Class III batteries should be packaged individually in a sealed plastic bag before dropping off.
Disclaimer: Each battery class should be packaged separately.

Battery Types

Household Hazardous Waste

How to manage other hazardous materials

Alameda County Household Hazardous Waste collects paints, automotive fluids, household chemicals, fluorescent lights and other hazardous materials.  Visit for a complete list of locations, acceptable materials and hours of operation.  For more information about curbside recycling of used oil, go to our Household Hazardous Waste page.