It is illegal to place batteries in your waste bins. Batteries should be disposed of as hazardous waste. They can spark fires or create an unsafe environment for waste workers. If properly collected, battery recyclers can repurpose the metal.

Household Hazardous Waste Collection
Batteries can be taken to a special drop-off site for Household Hazardous Waste.  Here is a locator for convenient drop-off site, as well as the State of California battery recycling page, to learn about options and other resources. 

Burbank residents can drop off batteries at the Burbank Recycle Center’s e-waste collection.

Storage tips to avoid short-circuiting and fires:  

  • Store batteries in a container that does not conduct electricity (like plastic, cardboard, or glass).
  •  Check out this flyer to learn how to properly store batteries. 

Hazardous Waste Drop-Off

E-Waste Drop-Off

Burbank Recycle Center Drop-Off

Special Instructions