Batteries

Proper Battery Disposal

battery types

The State of California has imposed a landfill ban on all household batteries; it is illegal to throw batteries away in the trash.  The Yolo County Division of Integrated Waste Management collects household batteries from residents for safe disposal. 

Members of the public can bring 6-volt, 9-volt, AAA, AA, C, and D alkaline and lithium batteries to these collection sites in Davis:

  • Aggie Ace, 606 W. Covell Blvd.
  • Davis Ace Hardware at 3rd & G Sts.
  • Davis Food Co-Op, 620 G Street
  • Davis Senior Center, 646 A Street
  • CVS Pharmacy, 1550 E. Covell Blvd.
  • CVS Pharmacy, 1471 W. Covell Blvd.
  • Hibbert Lumber at 5th & G Sts.
  • Nugget Market, 1414 East Covell Blvd.
  • Nugget Market, 409 Mace Blvd.
  • Rite Aid, 655 Russell Blvd.
  • Rite Aid,  2135 Cowell Blvd.
  • Yolo County Library-Davis Branch, 315 E. 14th St.

PLEASE NOTE: All batteries must be sorted by type (alkaline, lithium and rechargeable) BEFORE you bring them to a collection site. Place each type into a separate plastic baggie for easy handling.  If batteries are leaking, place leaking batteries into a seperate bag. More information on proper battery disposal

Rechargeable batteries can also be recycled at these sites in Davis:

  • Davis Ace Hardware at 3rd & G Sts.
  • Radio Shack, 634 G St.
  • Yolo County Central Landfill,  44090 County Road 28H

For locations where you can recycle rechargeable batteries and cell phones, visit Call2Recycle.org.

Americans purchase approximately three billion household batteries each year, or about ten batteries per person. Household batteries contain metals that are potentially toxic, including cadmium, zinc, lithium, and nickel.  Help us reduce toxic waste--switch to rechargeable batteries!

More information on batteries.

Car Batteries: Automotive batteries can be taken to the Yolo County Central Landfill Recycling Center for free drop-off daily during normal business hours. State law requires stores to accept your old battery upon the purchase of a new battery.

For more information on where to recycle batteries and other Household Hazardous Waste, download the Household Hazardous Waste Disposal Guide PDF or check out our Hazardous Waste page.

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