A 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.
It's easy to dispose of batteries and fluorescent bulbs responsibly. Residents should place used household batteries and fluorescent bulbs in an existing box, plastic container, paper bag and drop off the items for collection at Ken’s Ace Hardware during operating hours. Ken's is located at 303 S Diamond Bar Boulevard, Diamond Bar, CA 91765.
For additional information, call the City of Diamond Bar’s Public Works Department at (909) 839-7015.