Rechargeable Batteries

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Hazardous Waste Recycle More Program

Rechargeable batteries include the batteries in your cell phone, laptop, tablet, cordless drill, drone or vape pen.

Never throw any batteries in the landfill or recycling carts – it is illegal and they can cause serious fires! The options for proper disposal are: 

Free Pickup: Schedule a free Recycle More pickup today!

Free Dropoff: You can bring both rechargeable and single-use batteries to the following locations to be recycled, except as noted.  Also, by state law cell phones and rechargeable batteries must be accepted anywhere they are sold.

Ace Hardware – Zeller’s
819 Randolph St, Napa | (707) 224-0204

Ace Hardware – Clark’s
325 Lincoln Ave, Napa | (707) 255-4272

Ace Hardware – Silverado
1450 Lincoln Ave, Calistoga | (707) 942-4396

Central Valley Builders Supply
1790 Soscol Ave, Napa | (707) 257-8888

Clover Flat Landfill
4380 Silverado Trail, Calistoga | (707) 963-7988

Devlin Road Recycling & Transfer Station
889 Devlin Road, American Canyon | (707) 252-0500

Hazardous Waste Collection Facility
889A Devlin Road, American Canyon | 1-800-984-9661

Healthquest Fitness Center
3175 California Blvd, Napa | (707) 254-7200

Home Depot — Rechargeable Batteries Only
225 Soscol Ave, Napa | (707) 251-0162

Napa City Hall
955 School St, Napa | (707) 257-9500

Napa Senior Center
1500 Jefferson St, Napa | (707) 255-1800

Napa Valley Coffee Roasting Company – St. Helena
1400 Oak Ave, St. Helena | (707) 963-4461

NRWS/NCRWS Payment Center
598 Lincoln Ave, Napa | (707) 255-5200

Outdoor Supply Hardware 
3980 Bel Aire Plaza, Napa | (707) 690-0366

Mechanics Bank
700 Trancas St, Napa | (707) 227-9300

Office Depot — Rechargeable Batteries Only
211 Soscol Ave, Napa | (707) 258-0280

Staples — Rechargeable Batteries Only
3325 Jefferson St, Napa | (707) 258-1490

Steve’s Hardware
1370 Main St, St. Helena | (707) 963-3424

City of St. Helena Public Works Department
1572 Railroad Av, St. Helena | (707) 968-2658

Target – Napa North — Rechargeable Batteries Only
Bel Aire Plaza, Napa | (707) 225-3016

Target – Napa — Rechargeable Batteries Only
205 Soscol, Napa | (707) 224-1058

Verizon Wireless — Rechargeable Batteries Only
1715 Trancas St, Napa | 259-2121

Yountville Parks & Recreation
6516 Washington St, Yountville | (707) 944-8712

Never Throw in the Garbage

Batteries are banned from the garbage because they contain metals and other toxic and corrosive chemicals that can leach into the environment. All batteries, including sizes AAA, AA, C and D, need to be disposed of as hazardous waste.

Alternative Ways to Recycle


Lowe's Recycling Program

Lowe’s accepts rechargeable batteries and CFLs at any of their store locations for free recycling. Find the nearest Lowe’s.


The Office Depot Battery Recycling Program

Office Depot allows consumers to bring their rechargeable batteries to any location for free recycling. Find the nearest Office Depot.


Best Buy's Electronics and Appliances Recycling Program

Best Buy will take back rechargeable batteries as well as the following: battery backups (UPS), button batteries, cellphone batteries and laptop batteries. They do not accept single-use, car or other wet cell batteries. Find out more about Best Buy’s recycling program.


Recycle With Call2Recycle

Call2Recycle is a no-cost recycling program with collection sites all across the United States and Canada. They have locations that accept devices containing lithium-ion batteries. Learn more about Call2Recycle.

Cirba Solutions Battery Recycling

Cirba Solutions offers mail-in battery recycling kits. Their programs aim to help people recycle their batteries properly and conveniently. Learn more about Cirba Solutions.

The Big Green Box Battery Recycling Program

The Big Green Box is a mail-in battery recycling program for both residences and businesses. Their system is simple: Order a box, fill it up with your used batteries and then ship it back to the company’s EPA-approved recycling center.

Did You Know?

Battery Explodes in Garbage Truck

One battery recently caused an explosion in a UK garbage truck, starting a fire and contaminating over six tons of recycling. Because batteries contain chemicals that can ignite, it is important to dispose of them correctly, and not just toss them in with other trash or recycling.

Battery Technology Innovations

“A battery will do for the electricity supply chain what refrigeration did to our food supply chain,” said MIT electrochemist Donald Sadoway in a Grist article. Sadoway and his peers are developing new battery technology using materials such as molten metal and saltwater. The energy storage capacity of these technologies could lead to a new era for electric cars and the electricity grid.