Rechargeable Batteries Alternative ways to recycle Illegal in Garbage, Recycling & Drains 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’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 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.