Dispose of those batteries safely

BatteriesBatteries contain hazardous materials that may get into the environment. For example, cadmium and lead enter soil and water from landfills and enter the air via municipal waste incinerators.

Examples of various types of batteries are:

  • Nickel-Cadmium (Ni-Cd) batteries are rechargeable batteries commonly used in cellular and cordless phones, video cameras, hand held vacuums, and cordless power tools.
  • Alkaline batteries are dry cell batteries commonly used in domestic items such as flashlights, CD players, tape recorders, and clocks.
  • Sealed lead-acid batteries are rechargeable and are used in camcorders, cordless phones, and power tools.
  • Lithium batteries are most often used in cameras.
  • Zinc-air batteries are button cells used primarily for hearing aids. They contain 1% mercury by weight.

What About Rechargeable Batteries?

By recycling your used rechargeable batteries, you will help create a cleaner and safer environment by keeping harmful rechargeable battery by-products out of our landfills and the solid waste stream. Rechargeable batteries include Nickel-Cadmium (Ni-Cd), nickel metal hydride (Ni-MH), Lithium ion (Li-ion) sealed lead-acid batteries.

Battery Recycling Facilities in the Concord Area

BatteriesHousehold Hazardous Waste Collection Facility - Martinez

Batteries can be recycled at the Household Hazardous Waste Collection Facility located at 4797 Imhoff Place in Martinez. The hours for residents are Monday and Thursday through Saturday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. and for businesses are Monday through Saturday by appointment only.The Household Hazardous Waste Collection Facility is closed on Sunday and Monday.

In addition to batteries, the facility accepts things like household cleaning products, mercury (thermometers, fluorescent bulbs), used motor oil, brake and transmission fluids, antifreeze, solvents, oil-based and latex paint, wood stain, paint remover, pesticides, herbicides and aerosol cans.

Batteries can also be dropped off free of charge at a number of other locations in Concord:

Company Address City Phone
Bill's Ace Hardware 3375 Port Chicago Hwy Concord 925-726-0333
Brookstone 424 Sun Valley Mall Concord 925-609-7138
Circuit City 2030 Diamond Blvd Concord 925-827-5555
Electric Euro Service 1913 Salvio St Concord 925-687-1442
Fastenal 1375 Franquette Ave Concord 925-363-4759
Grainger 2288 Pike Ct Concord 925-686-6654
Home Depot 5400 Ygnacio Valley Rd Concord  
Home Depot Design Center 1461 Concord Ave Concord 925-356-0334
Office Depot, Inc. 1631 Challenge Dr Concord 925-689-2582
RadioShack 242 Sun Valley Mall Concord 925-686-1423
RadioShack 1790 Willow Pass Rd Concord 510-687-9580
SAM'S CLUB 1225 Concord Ave Concord 925-685-0640
Sears 1001 Sunvalley Blvd Concord  

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