La Cañada Flintridge residents who wish to recycle their dead batteries have a number of local disposal options. There are materials in batteries that can be recycled, limiting destructive mining operations while keeping harmful materials out of landfills, where they can leach into water supplies.
If you have a cell phone, rechargeable, lithium or alkaline batteries (but not auto batteries) you can drop them off at one of these participating businesses. Alkaline batteries can be delivered to these businesses in one plastic bag, all other batteries should be bagged separately.
Flintridge Pharmacy & Medical – 523 Foothill Blvd.
Foothill Car Wash – 2355 Foothill Blvd.
Foothill Lube & Oil – 2355 Foothill Blvd.
La Cañada Camera – 930 Foothill Blvd.
Printefex – 456 Foothill Blvd., Suite B
For more information go online to www.sgvcog.org/batteryrecycling.