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Household Battery and Cell Phone Collection Has Changed

Post Date:10/24/2018 11:33 AM

Effective immediately, please follow these instructions: 
✔ Place tape over both ends of each used lithium and 9 volt battery; any type of tape will work. Wrap old cell phones in paper. 
✔ Put used batteries and cell phones inside the enclosed sample bag or any clear zip-top bag and seal. 
✔ On your regular collection day, place full bag on top of the lid to your gray Garbage cart.

What’s accepted? AA, AAA, C, D, 9-volt and button batteries are all accepted through this program.

Lead acid and automotive batteries are not allowed. To find out where to recycle these types of batteries free of charge, call (650) 363-4718 or visit

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