Batteries (Lithium-Ion) Alternative ways to recycle Illegal in Garbage, Recycling & Drains Hazardous Waste Recycle More Program 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 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’s819 Randolph St, Napa | (707) 224-0204 Ace Hardware – Clark’s325 Lincoln Ave, Napa | (707) 255-4272 Ace Hardware – Silverado1450 Lincoln Ave, Calistoga | (707) 942-4396 Central Valley Builders Supply1790 Soscol Ave, Napa | (707) 257-8888 Clover Flat Landfill4380 Silverado Trail, Calistoga | (707) 963-7988 Devlin Road Recycling & Transfer Station889 Devlin Road, American Canyon | (707) 252-0500 Hazardous Waste Collection Facility889A Devlin Road, American Canyon | 1-800-984-9661 Healthquest Fitness Center3175 California Blvd, Napa | (707) 254-7200 Home Depot — Rechargeable Batteries Only225 Soscol Ave, Napa | (707) 251-0162 Napa City Hall955 School St, Napa | (707) 257-9500 Napa Senior Center1500 Jefferson St, Napa | (707) 255-1800 Napa Valley Coffee Roasting Company – St. Helena1400 Oak Ave, St. Helena | (707) 963-4461 NRWS/NCRWS Payment Center598 Lincoln Ave, Napa | (707) 255-5200 Outdoor Supply Hardware 3980 Bel Aire Plaza, Napa | (707) 690-0366 Mechanics Bank700 Trancas St, Napa | (707) 227-9300 Office Depot — Rechargeable Batteries Only211 Soscol Ave, Napa | (707) 258-0280 Staples — Rechargeable Batteries Only3325 Jefferson St, Napa | (707) 258-1490 Steve’s Hardware1370 Main St, St. Helena | (707) 963-3424 City of St. Helena Public Works Department1572 Railroad Av, St. Helena | (707) 968-2658 Target – Napa North — Rechargeable Batteries OnlyBel Aire Plaza, Napa | (707) 225-3016 Target – Napa — Rechargeable Batteries Only205 Soscol, Napa | (707) 224-1058 Verizon Wireless — Rechargeable Batteries Only1715 Trancas St, Napa | 259-2121 Yountville Parks & Recreation6516 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.