PALM SPRINGS — A new battery recycling program is now available in the community that allows residents and visitors to drop off their used batteries and small electronics at one of seven convenient locations throughout the city.
Batteries that are in many common electronic devices such as watches, hearing aids, clocks, computer peripherals, and cameras are considered household hazardous waste and must not be placed in trash or in recycling containers.
Residents and visitors are encouraged to take their used batteries and electronics to the following locations so they can be recycled:
- Palm Springs Public Library, 300 S. Sunrise Way
- Palm Springs Fire Station No. 2, 300 N. El Cielo Road
- Palm Springs City Hall, 3200 E. Tahquitz Canyon Way
- Palm Springs Parks and Recreation Leisure Center, 401 S. Pavilion Way
- Palm Springs Animal Shelter, 4575 E. Mesquite Road
- Demuth Community Center, 3601 E. Mesquite Ave.
- James O. Jessie Desert Highland Unity Center, 480 Tramview Road
The recycling stations at these locations can handle regular household batteries such as AA, AAA, C, D, and 9 Volt. These and other small electronics with batteries inside can be deposited directly. Citizens should tape the terminals or ends over 9 Volts and lithium/lithium ion batteries.
The city is providing collection boxes that residents can use to accumulate their batteries at home before dropping them off. The boxes are available at recycling stations, just ask a member of city staff for assistance. You can also pick up boxes from the Office of Sustainability tables at local events and at the reception desk at City Hall.
Larger electronics and batteries such as those for a car should be taken to the Household Hazardous Waste Drop-off Center at 1100 Vella Road on Saturday mornings from 7 a.m. to noon between June and September.
Please do your part to help the planet by recycling your items.
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