Batteries (Lithium-Ion)

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Lithium-ion batteries are the rechargeable batteries in your cell phone, laptop, tablet, cordless drill, drone, vape pen, etc.

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

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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 contain metals and corrosive chemicals that contaminate the environment when not properly processed. All batteries need to be disposed of as hazardous waste.


Lithium-Ion Batteries Cause Fires

Lithium-ion batteries are sensitive and can start fires when put in the garbage or curbside recycling. Always dispose of rechargeable batteries and devices properly to keep sanitation workers safe.

Lithium Batteries Are Single-Use

While lithium-ion batteries are rechargeable, standard lithium batteries cannot be recharged. Learn how to dispose of single-use batteries.

Alternative Ways to Recycle


Recycle With Call2Recycle

Call2Recycle is a no-cost recycling program with collection sites across the United States and Canada. Find out more.


Lowe’s Recycling Program

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


The Office Depot Battery Recycling Program

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


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, cell phone batteries and laptop batteries. They do not accept single-use, car, or other wet cell batteries. Find out more.

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, then ship it back to the company’s EPA-approved recycling center. Learn more.

Did You Know?

Lithium-Ion Battery Fires on the Rise

Since lithium-ion batteries are sensitive to pressure and contact, they can cause truck or facility fires when accidentally thrown in the garbage or curbside recycling. One Brooklyn recycling facility recorded over 100 fires caused by lithium-ion batteries in 2021. Another lithium-ion battery fire burned down a public recycling center in San Carlos, California, causing $6.8 million in damages.

What Devices Use Lithium-Ion Batteries?

Lithium-ion batteries are found in common consumer electronics such as wireless headphones, cell phones, laptops, tablets, cameras, calculators, handheld gaming devices, hearing aids, hoverboards, e-cigarettes, and cordless appliances and power tools. Lithium-ion batteries are also used in electric vehicles and solar energy storage.