Recycling Used Batteries

Household Battery Drop off Locations

Republic Services offers free household battery drop off boxes at these 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

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. Industrial or car batteries are not accepted. You can also find additional battery recycling centers 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 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.
  • 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.
  • Businesses that are interested in becoming a battery recycling collection center can visit Call2Recycle website for more information.
  • All shipping and recycling is handled by the battery producers.
  • Simple instructions on how to safely recycle batteries are located on each take-back box.
  • 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.