Batteries (Vehicle and Marine)

(Last Updated: 7/14/2023)

Special Drop-off Locations

Lead acid vehicle batteries are recyclable. Look for label (lead acid wet-cell or lead acid gel-cell) with a capacity of 6+ volts. 

Applies to car, truck, mobile home, RV, boat, airplane, wheelchair, lawn mower and utility vehicle batteries. Limitations apply.

Lead acid battery recycling video

Hybrid/EV batteries are NOT accepted at Kitsap County waste facilities. WARNING! Hybrid/EV vehicles contain high voltage battery packs. Use a trained automotive expert who is aware of the dangers of working with high voltage for replacement and disposal. Experts have options for disposal of EV/Hybrid batteries through dealers and vendors such as Battery Recyclers of America

Information listed here is for household items only. View business, non-profit, and agency information.


Recycle your lead-acid battery for free at a local site.

  • Auto parts stores: Bring your old vehicle battery when you purchase a new one at an auto parts store. State law requires retailers to charge you at least $5 if you don't turn in your old battery. If you forget, you have 30 days to return the old battery to the same store with proof of purchase to reclaim the charge.

  • Scrap metal recyclers and gas stations: Some local businesses take used vehicle batteries. Look for signs outside the business.

  • Waste facilities: The Recycling and Garbage Facilities in Hansville, Silverdale, and Olalla and the Bainbridge Island Transfer Station accepts lead acid vehicle batteries (weight limit 50 lbs.) at no charge. Let the attendant know you have a battery to recycle. Note: Olympic View Transfer Station does not accept vehicle batteries.

  • Household Hazardous Waste Facility: If your item is over the weight limit for other waste facilities, bring it to the Household Hazardous Waste Facility instead.