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Recycling: Used Batteries


Dat Chong Jewelry Company, 1231 E. Valley Blvd., 626-308-1848
Main Pharmacy, 103 N. Garfield Ave., Ste. D., 626-576-0890

Recyclable batteries  include rechargeable or alkaline batteries weighing less than 11 lbs.,
and cell phones batteries including old lithium-ion cell phone and camera batteries
plus traditional AAA-D batteries.
  • Residents can bring any household batteries (rechargeable or alkaline weighing less than 11 lbs.) and cell phones to the take-back locations above. Old lithium-ion cell phone, camera batteries and traditional AAA-D batteries can be brought to the same convenient take-back location.
  • Signs on store windows identify take-back locations. Customers can turn in their batteries at the marked battery recycling boxes inside the store.
  • Simple instructions on how to safely recycle batteries are located on each take-back box.
  • Full boxes of batteries are mailed to recycling facilities at no charge to the participating businesses.
  • For more information about CalRecycle go to www.calrecycle.ca.gov.


  • The businesses noted above are participating in a pilot program that aims to increase household battery recycling, the result of a grant received by the San Gabriel Valley Council of Governments (SGVCOG) through the Department of Resources Recycling and Recovery (CalRecycle). The Call2Recycle® program is paying for all disposal costs associated with the battery recycling.
  • All shipping and recycling is handled by the battery producers.
  • California banned batteries because they waste valuable metals like zinc and cadmium, which are needed to make new products, particularly electronics.
  • Batteries disposed in landfills can degrade soil, leading to groundwater contamination and other environmental hazards.
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