By Gabriela Yates, 3rd District Office Director
Did you know that batteries are considered hazardous or universal waste in California and cannot be discarded in the regular trash? This includes AAA, AA, C, D, button cell, 9-volt, and all other batteries, both rechargeable, and single-use. All batteries must be recycled or taken to a household hazardous waste disposal facility, a universal waste handler (e.g., storage facility or broker), or an authorized recycling facility.
Puzzled about where to discard your used batteries? Look no further than Councilwoman Suzie Price’s 3rd District Field Office, which is also the Conservation Corps of Long Beach building. They are both located at 340 Nieto Avenue, right by the Colorado Lagoon. Consider calling or emailing in advance, so we know to expect a drop-off. The office email is firstname.lastname@example.org, or call the Field Office at 562-570-8756.
You can also come to the E-waste collection event that occurs on the second and fourth Saturday of every month from 10 am-2 pm at 340 Nieto.
To find more information visit the City’s website or the California Department of Resources Recycling and Recovery.