Recycling - Used Batteries

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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. Find the nearest battery recycling center by using the Battery Recycling Center Locator.

INFORMATION ABOUT RECYCLING USED 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.
  • Visit the CalRecycle website for more information on battery recycling.

THE CALL2RECYCLE® PROGRAM:

  • 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.
Blue Recycle Bin

BLUE RECYCLE CONTAINER    

WHAT IS THE BLUE CONTAINER TO BE USED FOR? 

The blue container for recyclable items is for disposing glass jars and bottles, plastic jars and bottles, metal and aluminum cans, and all clean paper. View a list of items you can and can't recycle. Do not place clothes in your recycling cart or leave large bags of clothes on the curb as Republic Services will not pick them up. Take them to a charity or Goodwill collection site. (Download a list of items accepted/not accepted by Goodwill).  Local donation centers include:

  • The Salvation Army, 1010 East Main Street, Alhambra, call 626-281-2100 or 1-800-SA-TRUCK
  • Vietnam Veterans of America, call 1-800-775-VETS or 1-800-775-8387
  • Goodwill Pasadena Donation Center, 112 East California Boulevard, Pasadena, call 626-449-3721
BLUE CONTAINER MEASUREMENTS:

95-96 GALLON CONTAINER: 180 lbs; H 46-3/8 x W 25-1/4 x D 26-3/8

65-65 GALLON CONTAINER: 90 lbs; H 42-1/8 x W 25-1/4 x D 26-3/8 

32 GALLON CONTAINER: 50 lbs; H 38-1/2 x W 19 x D 22-1/4

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