Car Batteries

Alternative ways to recycle
Illegal in Garbage & Drains
Hazardous Waste

Local Recycling Information

Please call ahead for up to date pricing and hours of operation.
Car and/or Boat Batteries can be dropped off at the following locations:

NN Auto Wrecking Group
locations in Reno/Sparks | (775) 329-8671
Call for details, up to date pricing, and possible restrictions. 

O’Reilly Auto Parts
All Locations | (775) 337-8476
Will accept car batteries. Call for details and/or restrictions; ask about possible fees. 

Western Metals Recycling
1325 Hymer Ave, Sparks | (775) 358-8880
Will pay for scrap metal. Call for details, up to date pricing and/or restrictions. 

Schnitzer Steel
490 Valley Road, Reno | (775) 331-2267
Will pay for scrap metal. Call for details, up to date pricing and/or restrictions. 

Batteries Plus (Reno)
4898 S Virginia St, Reno | (775) 825-0566
Call for details, up to date pricing and/or restrictions. 

Batteries Plus (Sparks)
670 E Prater Way, Suite 102, Sparks | (775) 331-0566
Call for details, up to date pricing and/or restrictions. 

SIMs Metal Management
1655 Franklin Way, Sparks | (775) 240-8419
Will take car batteries. Call for details, up to date pricing and/or restrictions. 

Graymar Environmental
13203 S. Virginia St., Reno |  775-384-1181
Open Monday-Friday 8am to 4pm. Call for details and/or restrictions. 

Hero Environmental
4900 Mill Street #7, Reno|775-900-HERO(4376)
Open Monday – Friday 8am to 3pm and  Saturday 8-2pm; (Federally recognized holidays excluded). Pricing info can be found on our website at Heroenv.com. Please call to confirm before your arrival and for more details and/or restrictions. 

Trash Bin

Never Throw Away

Car batteries from non-electric vehicles are lead-acid batteries that are illegal to throw in the trash. They can leach harmful chemicals into the water and soil and contaminate drinking water sources.

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Car Batteries Are Scrap Metal

Used car batteries can be recycled as scrap metal at a scrapyard that pays for them. You can find nearby scrapyards using the iScrap App.

Alternative Ways to Recycle

Return to the Store

When it’s time to buy a new car battery, bring the old one to the retailer or dealership. Certified service shops collect and recycle them for you.

firestone

Firestone Battery Recycling Program

Firestone sells tires along with other auto products and services. They run a free battery recycling program that accepts drop-offs. Find a store.

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Recycle With AutoZone

AutoZone is the second largest retailer of aftermarket car parts. They accept old car batteries at their store locations. Find a store.

Did You Know?

Job Creation and Automotive Recycling

In the United States, the automotive recycling industry employs more than 140,000 people nationwide, bringing in about $32 billion in sales each year. About 86 percent of a whole vehicle can be recycled into new car parts or other consumer products. Find out more.