Through a grant from CalRecycle, the San Gabriel Valley Council of Governments (SGVCOG) pilot take-back program provides convenient drop off locations for consumers to properly dispose of used household batteries. The SGVCOG is partnering with local retailers and businesses to provide this service with the goal to encourage proper battery recycling and involve the business community in the end-of-life management of products with hazardous content that cannot be disposed of in the trash.
Participating businesses display an identifying sticker in their window and place a collection box, provided by the SGVCOG, within their store where consumers can properly dispose of non-working household batteries. This program is the first to collaborate with local retailers in the area and identify best practices that other local governments can implement.
Currently, there are 40 participating businesses throughout the San Gabriel Valley. The map below identifies collection locations where you can dispose of your used batteries as a result of this grant program. For specific store information, click on the icons below or the link below the map.
Or you can click here to download a brochure that lists the collection locations.