BATTERY RECYCLING PROGRAM

    

HOUSEHOLD BATTERY RECYCLING

The residents of Calabasas can drop off their household batteries to be recovered and reused. Recycling household batteries saves natural resources, diverts heavy metals from entering our local landfills, and protects our environment.

This is a reminder that this program is intended for residential use only. Business waste will NOT be accepted.

DISPOSE OF YOUR BATTERIES THE RIGHT WAY

Batteries are shipped to a recycling center where they are sorted and then transshipped to various melting companies based on the battery type. However, in the last 10 years, over 800 documented cases of “battery incidents” have occurred in the US during the transportation of dry cell batteries. Incidents range from batteries leaking, breaking or catching fire, usually due to improper packaging or lack of insulation of batteries. The collision of battery terminals can result in discharging or dangerous buildups of heat.

US Department of Transportation has recently established new regulations for handling, shipping and transportation of dry cell batteries. The new regulations require that batteries be properly insulated while being transported. This can be done simply by taping the positive (+) end of each battery with tape or stickers before depositing them into collection bins.

Thank you for your cooperation and for recycling.

Step 1: Use tape or
insulating sticker
Step 2: Place tape on
positive (+) end
Step 3: Fold tape over edges

Click HERE for printable instructions.
Please ensure the safety of our roads and the continued success of our battery recycling program.
Insulate the positive (+) end before disposing of your battery!

BATTERY TYPES ACCEPTED

     AAA to D size consumer batteries (both alkaline and “heavy duty”)
     9-volt batteries (like that used in smoke alarms)
     Button batteries (typically used in watches and cameras)
     Rechargeable battery packs – NiCad, NiMH, or Lithium Ion
       (typically used in laptop computers, cellular phones, etc.)
     NO Lead-Acid Car Batteries Please!

DROP-OFF LOCATIONS
Drop off your used household batteries, cell phones, pagers,
PDA's and inkjet cartridges at the following sites:

Agoura Hills/Calabasas
Community Center
27040 Malibu Hills Rd.
Calabasas CA
(map)
(818) 880-2993
  City Hall
100 Civic Center Way
Calabasas CA (map)
(818) 224-1600
Calabasas Public Library
200 Civic Center Way
Calabasas, CA (map)
  Tennis & Swim Center
23400 Park Sorrento
Calabasas CA (map)
(818) 222-2782

Juan Bautista de Anza Park
3701 Lost Hills Road
Calabasas, CA 91302
(map)
(818) 880-6461

ALTERNATIVE DROP-OFF LOCATIONS

S.A.F.E. Centers
LA County Household Hazardous Waste Collection

Home Depot

 

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