Spent Batteries and Fluorescent Bulbs

A new law was passed in February 2006 which makes it illegal for California residents and businesses to throw away batteries and fluorescent bulbs in the trash. The law includes common batteries, AA, AAA, C and D cells and button batteries, and fluorescent tubes and bulbs. The purpose of the law is to keep toxic mercury and heavy metals from entering our air and water. So, what should you do with them? Learn to dispose of them properly.

Pick up your free Bulb & Battery Recycling Kit at either Diamond Bar City Hall, located at 21825 Copley Drive or Ken’s Ace Hardware at 303 S. Diamond Bar Boulevard. Simply put your used batteries or bulbs in the pouches provided and drop them off at Ken’s Ace Hardware. It’s that easy!

For additional information, call the City of Diamond Bar’s Public Works Department at 909.839.7040 or go to www.irecycle.info.