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.
Major Milestone for San Gabriel Valley!
San Gabriel Valley finally made it to a national profile when a photo and caption reading "San Gabriel Valley Area Project Collects 7,809 lbs. of Batteries for Safe Disposal" was displayed on the Reuters Sign in Times Square on April 3rd. This effort was part of the SGVCOG's three-year CalRecycle grant that established pilot take-back locations for batteries. The photo captures Monrovia Councilmember Becky Schevlin at a local take-back business. Looking great!
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.
Currently, residents may properly dispose of mercury lamps at HHW round-up events throughout Los Angeles County. These events are jointly sponsored by the County of Los Angeles and the Sanitation Districts of Los Angeles County. Visit Los Angeles County’s HHW website at http://dpw.lacounty.gov/epd/hhw for a full list of products that can be properly disposed of at the round-ups and for a complete schedule of upcoming events.
This document was produced under a grant by the San Gabriel Valley Council of Governments. The statements and conclusions contained in this document are those of the grantee and not necessarily those of the Department of Resources Recycling and Recovery (CalRecycle), its employees, or the State of California and should not be cited or quoted as official CalRecycle policy or direction. The State makes no warranty, expressed or implied, and assumes no liability for the information contained in the succeeding text. Any mention of commercial products or processes shall not be construed as an endorsement of such products or processes.