Button Cell Batteries

Alternative ways to recycle
Illegal in Garbage, Recycling & Drains
Contains Mercury
Hazardous Waste

There are two options for legal and proper disposal of batteries:

Free Pickup: Schedule a free Recycle More pickup today (when paired with another Recycle More item)!

Free Drop off locations: 

Ace Hardware – all household batteries and fluorescent bulbs/tubes (4′ or shorter) now accepted at all 3 sites
• Zeller’s, 819 Randolph St, Napa; 224-0204
• Clark’s, 325 Lincoln Ave, Napa; 255-4272
• Silverado, 1450 Lincoln Ave, Calistoga; 942-4396

Central Valley Builders Supply
1790 Soscol Ave, Napa; 257-8888, all household batteries accepted

Clover Flat Landfill
4380 Silverado Trail, Calistoga; 963-7988
Tues-Sat 9am–4pm; Sun 9am–3pm. all batteries accepted

Devlin Road Recycling & Transfer Facility
889 Devlin Road, American Canyon
258-9005; Daily 8am–4pm, all batteries accepted

Hazardous Waste Collection Facility
889A Devlin Road, American Canyon
800-984-9661; Every Fri & Sat 9am–4pm, all batteries and fluorescent bulbs accepted

Healthquest Fitness Center
3175 California Blvd, Napa; 254-7200, all batteries accepted

Home Depot
225 Soscol Ave, Napa; 251-0162
Rechargeable batteries only, compact fluorescent bulbs also accepted
Ask for the Hardware Dept.

Howell Mountain Elementary School
525 White Cottage Rd North, Angwin; 965-2423, all batteries accepted – bring to front office

Napa City Hall
955 School St, Napa; 257-9500, all batteries accepted

Rabobank
700 Trancas St, Napa; 227-9300, all batteries accepted

Napa Valley Coffee Roasting Company – all batteries accepted at both locations
948 Main St, Napa; 224-2233
1400 Oak Ave, St. Helena; 963-4461

NRWS/NCRWS Payment Center
598 Lincoln Ave, Napa; 255-5200, all batteries accepted

Office Depot – rechargeable batteries only, cell phones & printer cartridges also accepted
211 Soscol Ave, Napa; 258-0280

Staples
3325 Jefferson St, Napa; 258-1490
rechargeable batteries only, cell phones & printer cartridges also accepted

Steve’s Hardware – rechargeable batteries only, fluorescent bulbs also OK
1370 Main St, St. Helena; 963-3424

St. Helena Public Works Dept – all household batteries accepted (no auto batteries)
1572 Railroad Av, St. Helena; 968-2658; drop off during business hours only

Target – rechargeable batteries only, cell phones accepted too
Bel Aire Plaza, Napa; 225-3016
205 Soscol, Napa; 224-1058

mercury

Never Throw in the Trash

Button batteries sometimes contain mercury. Even if they don’t, they are banned from the trash because they contain other toxic and corrosive chemicals. Dispose of them as Household Hazardous Waste.

Alternative Ways to Recycle

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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.

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.

Did You Know?

Why Is Mercury Still in Batteries?

Mercury is included in batteries for a reason: It’s used as a stabilizer and gives batteries a longer life. In 1996, the Mercury Containing and Rechargeable Battery Management Act prohibited the sale of mercury-oxide batteries in the U.S., except for select applications.