Batteries are considered hazardous waste in California when they are discarded. This includes AAA, AA, C, D, button cell, 9-volt, and all other batteries, both rechargeable and single-use. All batteries must be recycled or taken to a household hazardous waste disposal facility, a universal waste handler (e.g., storage facility or broker), or an authorized recycling facility.
Household Battery Drop off Locations
Republic Services offers free household battery drop off boxes at these four City facilities:
Alhambra Civic Center Library 101 S First Street Alhambra, CA 91801
Almansor Park Office 800 S Almansor Street Alhambra, CA 91801
City Hall 111 S First Street Alhambra, CA 91801
Joslyn Center at Story Park 210 N Chapel Avenue Alhambra, CA 91801
Information About Recycling Used Batteries
Residents can bring any household batteries (rechargeable or alkaline weighing less than 11 lbs.) and cell phones to the drop off locations above. Old lithium-ion cell phone, camera batteries and traditional AAA-D batteries can be brought to the same convenient take-back location. Industrial or car batteries are not accepted.
Residents can turn in their batteries at the marked battery recycling boxes inside the facility.