Batteries (Vehicle and Marine)

(Last Updated: 8/23/2021)

Includes car, truck, mobile home, RV, boat, airplane, wheelchair, lawn mower, or utility vehicle batteries labeled lead acid wet-cell or lead acid gel-cell and having a capacity of 6 or more volts.

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


Take vehicle batteries to one of these free drop-off recycling sites:

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

  • Scrap metal recyclers and gas stations: Some local businesses will pay a few bucks for your 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 accept 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 the other waste facilities, bring it to the Household Hazardous Waste Facility instead.