Jeffrey B. Banke / Shutterstock.com Batteries (Single Use) Alternative ways to recycle Illegal in Garbage, Recycling & Drains Hazardous Waste Jeffrey B. Banke / Shutterstock.com Free Pickup: Schedule a free Recycle More pickup today! You can bring both single-use and rechargeable batteries to the following locations to be recycled: 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 Landfill – drop off area currently closed4380 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 Howell Mountain Elementary School525 White Cottage Rd North, Angwin | (707) 965-2423 Napa City Hall955 School St, Napa | (707) 257-9500 Napa Valley Coffee Roasting Company – Napa948 Main St, Napa | (707) 224-2233 Napa Valley Coffee Roasting Company – St. Helena1400 Oak Ave, St. Helena | (707) 963-4491 NRWS/NCRWS Payment Center (Currently closed)598 Lincoln Ave, Napa | (707) 255-5200 Outdoor Supply Hardware3980 Bel Aire Plaza, Napa | (707) 690-0336 Rabobank700 Trancas St, Napa | (707) 227-9300 St. Helena Parks & Recreation Department1572 Railroad Av, St. Helena | (707) 968-9222 Never Throw in the Trash Batteries are banned from the trash 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 Household Hazardous Waste. Alternative Ways to Recycle The Battery Solutions Recycling Program Battery Solutions offers battery recycling kits and services to businesses, municipalities and residences. Their programs aim to help people recycle their batteries properly and conveniently. Learn 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 and then ship it back to the company’s EPA-approved recycling center. Learn more. Ways to Reduce Buy Rechargeable Batteries Most single use batteries can be replaced by rechargeable ones. Consider switching batteries so you can reduce how much hazardous waste you generate. Today’s rechargeable batteries are even made to have the same battery life as single use ones. Conserve Battery Life Try conserving the battery life of your electronics so you can get more use out of those batteries. Turn off battery-powered devices when they’re not in use, and avoid exposing electronics to cold conditions. 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.