Contact: James Hays
Livermore Valley
Tri-Valley Car Care
1937 First St
Livermore, CA 94550
United States of America

All community members are invited to drop off their used lithium-ion batteries and/or their devices that contain lithium-ion batteries for free recycling. Rotary club members will be at Tri-Valley Car Care from 11 am - 5 pm on Sunday, September 24 to accept your items and have them safely recycled to help our environment.

What you can recycle:

  • bluetooth speakers
  • cell phones
  • cordless vacuums
  • electric shavers
  • electric toothbrushes
  • e-readers
  • hair clippers
  • hearing aids
  • laptops & Chromebooks
  • mixers/blenders
  • power tool batteries
  • robot vacuums
  • security cameras
  • smart watches
  • tablets
  • TV remote controllers
  • video game controllers
  • wireless headpones
  • wireless keyboards/mice
  • and more . . . for more information on what you can recycle, please visit: What Can I Recycle?

Please note: To recycle your device, the item must contain a lithium-ion battery. It must not require a plugged-in cord to operate. We only accept rechargeable items with lithium-ion batteries.

Why should you recycle lithium-ion batteries?

  • Keeps end-of-life lithium-ion batteries out of landfills
  • Helps increase the security of a domestic supply chain for raw battery materials
  • Supports domestic remanufacturing of lithium-ion batteries
  • Reduces the need to mine from the earth

Why it matters

As the world electrifies to combat climate change, lithium-ion battery demand is projected to increase by 500 percent in the coming years. These batteries will be needed for new electric vehicles and clean energy products but additionally, demand for rechargeable consumer devices is also increasing that source these same materials.

Batteries are in nearly every consumer device; from cell phones to laptops, e-bikes to scooters and electric toothbrushes to vacuum cleaners and power drills, consumer demand for rechargeable batteries is skyrocketing. And, as more electric vehicles hit our roads, we’ll need more and more batteries.

All lithium-ion batteries are made up of varying amounts of critical minerals like cobalt, copper, nickel, and lithium. Whether a laptop or an electric vehicle, lithium-ion batteries source the same elements on the periodic table. What’s perhaps even more incredible is that these metals can be recycled almost infinitely. Because metal atoms don’t degrade, recycled lithium or nickel units perform the same as newly mined material – in fact, sometimes even better! This creates a tremendous opportunity for recycling.  

This program brings us one step closer to creating a domestic, circular supply chain for all end-of-life batteries and solving the environmental impacts of new products before they happen.


This project is in partnership with other Rotary Clubs and with Redwood Materials. To learn more, please visit Lithium-Ion Battery Recycling.