The Santa Clara Fire Department accepts used batteries for proper disposal. Each of our ten Fire Stations has a plastic bucket in front for citizens to drop off used batteries to be properly recycled. 9-volt batteries should be placed in a separate bag, or cover the positive and negative posts with masking, duct, or electrical tape. This will prevent them from coming into contact with other batteries or pieces of metal. Please note: Lithium-ion batteries (cell phone batteries), vehicle batteries, and light bulbs are NOT accepted.