Car Batteries

Alternative ways to recycle
Illegal in Garbage & Drains
Burbank Recycle Center Drop-Off Hazardous Waste Drop-Off

Burbank Recycle Center’s Drop Zone collection accepts car batteries from Burbank residents M-F 8a-5p.  (I.D. required)

Alternative drop off options:

There are also alternative drop off options listed below.

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.


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 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.


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.