Battery Recycling

People are using more and more household batteries each year.  The average person owns about two button batteries, ten single-use (A, AA, AAA, C D 9V, etc.) batteries and throws out about eight household batteries per year.  About three billion batteries are sold annually in the U.S., but did you know that these items should not go into your trash?

Batteries are considered “universal waste,” and should be disposed of at an HHW event or other battery recycling location.

HHW Collection Centers

Los Angeles/EDCO Environmental Collection Center
Open the 2nd and 4th Saturday of every month
Hours of Operation: 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
2755 California Ave
Signal Hill, CA 90755
(562) 597-0608

GAFFEY STREET S.A.F.E. CENTER
Open Saturdays and Sundays
Hours of Operation: 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
1400 N. Gaffey St
San Pedro, CA 90731
1-800-98-TOXIC (1-800-988-6942)

New! Battery Recycling Drop-Off Program

Protect public health and the environment by recycling batteries at FREE drop-off locations around Long Beach. Call locations directly for hours of operation.

Acceptable Household Batteries include:

  • Single-Use Batteries:
  • Alkaline AA, AAA, C, D, 9-volt
  • Alkaline/Zinc-Carbon
  • Nickel Zinc
  • Mercury (used in hearing aids & watches)
  • Silver Oxide (used in hearing aids)
  • Rechargeable Batteries:
  • Nickel Cadmium (NiCad)
  • Nickel Metal Hydride (used in cell phones)

Not Accepted:

  • NO Lithium Primary (single-use) or Lithium Ion rechargeable batteries
    (used in some computers and cell phones)
  • NO batteries generated from businesses (household sources only)

Dropf-Off Locations:

  1. Council District 9 Office
    (562) 570-3319
    6509 Gundry Ave., 90805
  2. Council District 8 Office
    (562) 570-1326
    4321 Atlantic Ave., 90807
  3. Environmental Services
    (562) 570-2850
    2929 E. Willow St., 90806
  4. LB Conservation Corps
    (562) 597-8071
    3251 E. 19th St., 90755 (Signal Hill)
  5. Council District 3 Office
    (562) 570-8756
    340 Nieto Ave., 90814
  6. Council District 2 Office
    (562) 570-2221
    130 Cherry Ave,. 90802

Retail Store Drop-off Locations

To find a Drop-Off Location at a local retailer, click “Batteries” in the map’s sidebar.