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Posted on: September 20, 2011

[ARCHIVED] Household Battery Collection Program

Did you know it is illegal to throw away common household batteries? Under the California Universal Waste Rule, household batteries can no longer be disposed of in the trash because they contain toxic metals such as mercury, lead, cadmium, and nickel.

In an effort to encourage City residents to properly dispose of their household batteries, Public Works has provided three locations for the proper collection of household batteries. This program offers battery collection containers at:

* City Hall (lower level entry), 2175 Cherry Avenue
* City Library, 1770 E. Hill Street
* City Corporation Yard, 2175 E. 28th Street

The program was designed to offer residents a free and convenient outlet to dispose of common household batteries, such as Dry Cell Batteries (AA, AAA, C, D, and 9-volt), Rechargeable Batteries (used in cell phones and power tools), and Button Cell Batteries (used in watches, cameras, and hearing aids).

Thank you for keeping Signal Hill clean and safe!

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