Avoid the Spark collection event: Spark Social SF

Community members are invited to bring their old household batteries to a special collection event on Friday, October 26th from 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. at Spark Social SF located at 601 Mission Bay Boulevard North, San Francisco, CA 94158. The event will feature giveaways and battery safety resources.

For every pound of batteries received, the campaign will donate to California Fire Foundation, a nonprofit providing emotional and financial assistance to families of fallen firefighters, as well as firefighters and the communities they protect. Invite your friends & family, remembering to tape battery terminals you bring to be recycled.

San Mateo County collection events:

San Mateo residents are invited to bring their old household batteries to be recycled at upcoming Avoid the Spark collection events. A reminder to tape your battery terminals and visit this scheduling link to make an appointment at a variety of county drop-off locations. See below for upcoming events:

October 13  8:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. – Portola Valley

October 20  8:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. – Pacifica

November 3  8:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.  – South San Francisco 

Marin County: Day of the Dead (Día de los Muertos) Event

Marin County residents are invited to attend the 30th annual Día de los Muertos event, which includes a battery recycling event at Al Boro Community Center and Pickleweed Park, 50 Canal St. San Rafael, CA 94901. Bring your old household batteries to be responsibly recycled, remembering to tape the terminals or individually bag them. Once you drop your batteries, stay to enjoy a number of family-fun activities and entertainment! Learn more at

November 3 3:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.


Recycling used batteries through the Call2Recycle® program is easy and convenient. You can use our locator to find a drop-off location or visit our store to shop battery recycling kits.